Item description for A Student Handbook for Chinese Function Words by Jiaying Howard...
Foreign learners of the Chinese language always find function words, such as prepositions, auxiliaries, conjunctions, articles, etc., difficult to master. A Student Handbook for Chinese Function Words, helps to make the learning of Chinese function words easier. It contains more than 500 regularly used function words, which are coupled with straightforward explanations and detailed descriptions of their usage. To facilitate students' learning, sample sentences in Chinese, English and pinyin are constructed with the most commonly used 2,905 characters, among which many have appeared in elementary and intermediate level Chinese textbooks.
Some special features: 1. All entries are listed in alphabetical order of pinyin. 2. Each entry includes: the word in Chinese character(s), the traditional form of a character, if it exists, is also included; pinyin for the word; part(s) of speech (such as adverb, preposition, conjunction, auxiliary) in English; English explanation of the word's meaning; English explanation of how to use the word when it has more than one function in the language; sample sentences in Chinese characters (both simplified and traditional); sample sentences in pinyin; and English explanation of the sample sentences 3. The Handbook will be a comprehensive and handy reference for students and teachers of Chinese at all levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced).
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Studio: The Chinese University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.25" Height: 10" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Publisher The Chinese University Press
ISBN 9622019846 ISBN13 9789622019843
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More About Jiaying Howard
Jiaying Howard is head of the Chinese program at the Graduate School of Languages and Educational Linguistics of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California.
Tsengtseng Chang is a curriculum and material development specialist at the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Student Handbook for Chinese Function Words?
flip and find words in a snap Apr 24, 2006
This book is definitely user friendly. Each word is listed in chinese character, pinyin pronounciation guide and part of speech identification followed by 2 or more sentences. I found the sentences to be interesting and useful. Since the sentences are variable from simple to complex in their grammatical structure, they give a fair view of the uses of the words in this volume.
Additionally, I found the layout of the entries to be well designed and easy to find. An excellent addition to any serious or casual Chinese Language learner's reference collection.
excellent reference for the learner of Chinese Sep 4, 2005
This book contains more than 500 words and phrases commonly used in Chinese to show meanings like contrast, cause-effect, surprise, disagreement, conditionals, you name it, it's in this book. The explanations of meaning and usage are clear and easy to understand, and each entry is supported with examples written in traditional and simplified Chinese and pinyin.