Mandarin Chinese: A Functional Reference Grammar
This reference grammar provides, for the first time, a description of the grammar of Mandarin Chinese, the official spoken language of China and Taiwan, in functional terms, focusing on the role and meanings of word-level and sentence-level structures in actual conversations.
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does anybody know if they have that for beginner; not just English & how to pronounce but also include Chinese characters?
Or does somebody know if there are good books the include everything: English translation & pronunciation with the Chinese phase & characters? thanks
a great book for students (intermediate or above), teachers and linguists as a reference book. I studied linguistics and used it in my BA, MA and even now when applying my PhD. It's a golden handbook, even though it's written many years ago and many points mentioned in the book have been further studied or questioned. Many papers about Chinese acquisitions or linguistics have referenced to this book. Definitely an influential piece for Modern Chinese linguistics.
Simple Declarative Sentences
The bd Construction
The Mi Construction
Serial Verb Constructions
The Complex Stative Construction