LEARNING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
New Path Getting over Chinese Grammar – 周晓更 汉语语法新通路
This book provides a distinct overview of the beauty and wisdom of Chinese language that helps readers integrate pieces of knowledge into their future learning. There are many practical examples and cases, covering the most popular applications and phenomena in daily language. Rudiment, simplicity, efficiency are the ultimate goal of this book.
A.D. Syrokomla-Stefanowska, Mabel Lee
Basic Chinese Grammar and Sentence Patterns
This book is designed to develop skills in reading and writing Chinese. Language learners instinctively organise information to understand how it works and the book satisfies this instinct by explaining with simple examples how English and Chinese speakers articulate responses to identical situations. Full characters are used throughout but simplified forms are indicated in vocabulary lists. The book is ideal as an introductory textbook for high school or tertiary courses, and also for self-study.
Claudia Ross and Jing-heng Sheng Ma
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide, 2 edition
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.
The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as:
Giving and seeking information
Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies
The two parts of the Grammar are closely linked by extensive cross-references, providing a grammatical and functional perspective on many patterns. All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples, with a strong focus on contemporary usage.
Main features of the grammar include:
Examples given in simplified characters, traditional characters and romanization (pinyin)
Clear explanations and accessible descriptions
Particular attention to areas of particular difficulty for learners of Mandarin Chinese
Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition has been revised throughout to offer expanded explanations, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and brand new chapters on aspect, resultative verbs, directional verbs and “ba” sentences.
This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; available for separate purchase) which features related exercises and activities.
Claudia Ross, Jing-Heng Sheng Ma
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook is a book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Mandarin Chinese. Divided into two sections, the Workbook initially provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures, and moves on to practice everyday functions such as making introductions, apologizing and expressing needs.
With an extensive answer key at the back to enable students to check on their progress, main features include:
exercises at various levels of challenge for a broad range of learners
cross-referencing to the related Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar
a comprehensive index to exercises alphabetically arranged in terms of structures, functions, and key Chinese structure vocabulary.
This second edition also offers a revised and expanded selection of exercises including new task-based exercises.
Qin Xue Herzberg, Larry Herzberg
Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar: A Student’s Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors
Here is a concise guide to supplement any course of study and help with homework, travel, and test preparation. Topics include word order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, word choices with verbs and adverbs, and letter writing. The simple format has one goal: quick mastery and growing confidence.
Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing Normal University, has taught Chinese for decades and has been an upper-level Chinese professor at Calvin College for ten years.