Mandarin Chinese: A Functional Reference Grammar

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University of California Press, 1989 - History - 691 pages
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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

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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. 

Contents

I
1
II
2
III
3
IV
10
V
13
VI
15
VII
16
VIII
28
L
430
LI
438
LII
440
LIII
442
LIV
447
LV
451
LVI
463
LVII
465

IX
45
X
85
XI
103
XII
139
XIII
172
XIV
181
XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
217
XIX
226
XX
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XXI
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XXII
238
XXIII
300
XXIV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
390
XLV
409
XLVI
415
XLVII
417
XLVIII
421
XLIX
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LVIII
466
LIX
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LX
482
LXII
492
LXIII
493
LXIV
503
LXV
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LXVI
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LXVII
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LXVIII
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LXIX
517
LXX
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LXXI
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LXXII
531
LXXIII
546
LXXIV
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LXXV
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LXXVI
554
LXXVII
557
LXXVIII
564
LXXIX
571
LXXX
575
LXXXI
576
LXXXII
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LXXXIII
587
LXXXIV
594
LXXXV
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LXXXVI
598
LXXXVII
607
LXXXVIII
611
LXXXIX
620
XC
623
XCI
628
XCII
631
XCIII
632
XCIV
651
XCV
657
XCVI
662
XCVII
675
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Charles N. Li is Professor of Linguistics and Chairperson, Linguistics Department, University of California, Santa Barbara. Sandra A. Thompson is Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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