Chinese
15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin    Paperback      ISBN: 1465415785

Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese with 15-minute-a-day lessons. 15-Minute Mandarin Chinese contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut case.

15-Minute Mandarin Chinese: Learn in Just 12 Weeks
15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
Learn in Just 12 Weeks
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 146546297x

Learn Mandarin Chinese in just 15 minutes a day with this revolutionary language learning system, now with an accompanying free app that is available in the App Store and Google Play.

Practicing your language skills is quick, easy, and fun with 15-Minute Mandarin. There's no homework. Instead, use the visual guide and the free app to test yourself as you learn. Perfect your pronunciation by listening to native speakers, and learn from real-life examples that cover every holiday and business situation. Each full-color course book has themed chapters and common everyday scenarios, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries.

Whether you're just starting to learn Mandarin Chinese or you want to brush up, there's no easier way to learn.

250 Essential Chinese Characters
250 Essential Chinese Characters
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804840350
This is an invaluable study guide for learning basic Chinese characters.

250 Essential Chinese Characters Volume 1 is a completely revised second edition with 50 percent new material. Featuring a new design; tips for mastery throughout; exercises in AP-exam format; progressive review sections; and several indices, this volume is a crucial learning tool for anyone interested in the Chinese language and a great way to learn Chinese characters.
  • Master each character's radical, stroke count and meaning.
  • Grow in proficiency by learning compound words.
  • Example sentences show how to use them in context.
  • Review activities reinforce your learning progress.
  • Helpful writing guides and practice grids for every character.
After studying this book together with its companion, 250 Essential Chinese Characters, Volume 2, you'll have learned 500 of the most important characters in Chinese, and thousands of words in which they appear. Whether you're new to Chinese or coming back for review, each of these 250 characters offers you ways to improve your abilities to read Chinese and write Chinese.
ABC English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary
ABC English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary
Paperback      ISBN: 0824834852

The ABC English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary (ECCE) is a student-oriented bilingual dictionary that, like other dictionaries in the ABC series, organizes Chinese words by their pronunciation as written in pinyin. This innovative, straightforward alphabetical organization allows the user to find most words more quickly and easily. It also facilitates the comparison of words that are pronounced similarly or identically, which is not possible in traditionally-ordered dictionaries. The series' alphabetical ordering has been imitated in other dictionaries, but ECCE is still unique in that it offers detailed and authoritative coverage of grammar (parts of speech, constructions, and examples) and orthography (both simplified and complex characters as well as pinyin).

ECCE contains 67,633 entries: 29,670 in the English-Chinese section, 37,963 in the Chinese-English section. The latter is an abridgment of the massive ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary, with improvements such as more example sentences, the inclusion of both pinyin and characters for all sentences, and indications of vocabulary grade levels to help learners prioritize their studies by indicating the most basic and important entries. The addition of an entirely new English-Chinese section makes ECCE the ideal portable reference. As in the Comprehensive dictionary, two indexes (Stroke and Radical) assist in looking up a character when its shape is known but not its pronunciation.

The rich and encyclopaedic scope of information provided makes the ABC English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary an especially useful resource for both language learners and professionals alike.

The dictionary is a handy 4.5 x 7.5 inches with a plastic flexcover.

Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories: Reflections on Humanity
Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories
Reflections on Humanity
Paperback      ISBN: 0295983655

This reader for advanced students of Chinese presents ten post-1990 short stories by prominent writers such as Su Tong and Yu Hua, whose novels Raise the Red Lantern and To Live served as the basis for internationally acclaimed films. With its captivating content dealing with current social issues, it fills a gap in the literature for advanced language students who are eager to read extensively in "real" literature. Vocabulary lists free the student from the chore of constantly consulting a dictionary while reading, grammar and usage examples highlight new patterns, and questions for discussion explore the literary content. This all-fiction collection of contemporary works can be used as a text in language or literature courses or can be read independently.

Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (Two-Volume Set), Volumes I and II: China's Own Critics: Volume I: Text: Volume II: Vocabulary and Sentence Patterns
Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese (Two-Volume Set), Volumes I and II: China's Own Critics: Volume I: Text: Volume II
Vocabulary and Sentence Patterns
Paperback      ISBN: 0691000697

This textbook presents a selection of thirteen expository essays written from the 1920s through the 1980s by influential Chinese intellectuals on controversial issues of their times, including the emancipation of women, the reforms of the Chinese language, the implementation of modernization, and freedom and patriotism. To provoke classroom discussion, each topic is treated by essayists with opposing views. Prepared for American students who have already completed two years of Chinese and who are interested in reading original documents, the book juxtaposes traditional and simplified characters for the text and vocabulary so that students can be exposed to both versions of Chinese characters. Each of the thirteen texts is followed by a detailed glossary, annotated in English, with suggested topics for class discussion. An index at the end of the book allows students easy access to the vocabulary items.

Audio and video materials are available for use with this text. For further information, contact the Chinese Linguistics Project, 231 Palmer Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. 08544. (609-258-4269).

Analysis of Chinese Characters
Analysis of Chinese Characters
Paperback      ISBN: 0486230457

Far and away the most useful analysis of characters for both beginning and intermediate students. 1,000 most important characters are analyzed according to primitives, phonetics, and historical development. Traditional method offers mnemonic aid to students of Chinese and Japanese languages.

Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese: Cartography and Minimalism
Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese
Cartography and Minimalism
Hardcover      ISBN: 1138068187

Architecture of the Periphery in Chinese offers a comprehensive survey on the fine structure of the sentence peripheral domain in Mandarin Chinese from a cartographic perspective. Different functional projections hosting sentence-final particles, implicit operators and other informational components are hierarchically ordered according to the "Subjectivity Scale Constraint" functioning at syntax-discourse interface. Three questions will be essentially addressed: What is the order? How to determine such an order? Why such an order? This research not only gives a thorough examination of the peripheral elements in Chinese but also improves the general understanding of the ordering issue in the left-periphery crosslinguistically. This book is aimed at scholars interested in Chinese syntax or generative syntax.

Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook
Basic Cantonese
A Grammar and Workbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0415815592

Basic Cantonese introduces the essentials of Cantonese grammar in a straightforward and systematic way.

Each of the 28 units deals with a grammatical topic and provides associated exercises, designed to put grammar into a communicative context. Special attention is paid to topics which differ from English and European language structures.

This new edition features:

- clear, accessible format

- lively examples to illustrate each grammar point

- informative keys to all exercises

- glossary of grammatical terms

Basic Cantonese is ideal for students new to the language. Together with its sister volume, Intermediate Cantonese, it forms a structured course of the essentials of Cantonese grammar.

Basic Chinese Vocabulary
Basic Chinese Vocabulary
Paperback      ISBN: 0844285277

This handy, topic-based dictionary covers a broad range of vocabulary in romanized Mandarin Chinese (pinyin) and English that beginning students need to know.