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5 edition of The languages of China found in the catalog.

The languages of China

by S. Robert Ramsey

  • 104 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • China -- Languages.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p315-324. - Includes index.

    StatementS. Robert Ramsey.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi,340p. :
    Number of Pages340
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15106544M
    ISBN 10069101468X

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The languages of China by S. Robert Ramsey Download PDF EPUB FB2

I find The Languages of China a pleasure in virtually all respects. It is extremely easy to read, full of useful information, and beautifully produced."Victor H.

Mair, Pacific Affairs "In producing a book on China as a linguistic area, the ideal is a comprehensive and accurate account that places China's linguistic diversity in a meaningful historical, geographical, and social by: S. Robert Ramsey's THE LANGUAGES OF CHINA is a survey originally published by Princeton University Press in China is an immense country with a rich linguistic heritage, and it is a challenge to cover even the basics adequately in a mere pages/5.

In producing a book on China as a linguistic area, the ideal is a comprehensive and accurate account that places China's linguistic diversity in a meaningful historical, geographical, and social context. Ramsey has succeeded admirably in achieving this end. The Languages of China a. Chinese languages, also called Sinitic languages, Chinese Han, principal language group of eastern Asia, belonging to the Sino-Tibetan language e exists in a number of varieties that are popularly called dialects but that are usually classified as separate languages by scholars.

More people speak a variety of Chinese as a native language than any other language in the world, and. rows  note 1: the six UN languages - Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian, and. The Languages of China This book is a goldmine of information, and I expect I will have to read it several times to absorb everything.

It is the book that I wanted "The Story of Writing" (on the history of writing) and "A billion voices" (on the history of language reform in China) to be/5. China, with the world's largest population, numerous ethnic groups and vast geographical space, is also rich in languages.

SinceChina's State Language Commission has been publishing annual reports on what is called "language life" in China. In The Languages of China Ramsey takes a broad approach, covering the cultural and social and historical setting of languages and not just their linguistics.

Some of the more narrowly linguistic detail is quite involved, but such material is set in a smaller typeface and can easily be skipped. And individual chapters, and sometimes smaller sections, are largely self-contained — having.

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PW Home Bestsellers Subscribe Search International Selling English Language Books to China Thomas V. Cassidy -- 8/10/98 (Editor's note: Since Tom Cassidy first visited China inwhen English. "In producing a book on China as a linguistic area, the ideal is a comprehensive and accurate account that places China's linguistic diversity in a meaningful historical, geographical, and social Ramsey has succeeded admirably in achieving this end."--Jerome L.

Packard, The Journal of Asian Studies " a unique and brilliant work. Peter Gordon and Jo Lusby are publishers work in two related but very different markets: Hong Kong and China. Peter Gordon is publisher at Hong Kong’s Chameleon Press, and a founder of the Asian Review of Books, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, and the Man Asian Literary Lusby guided Penguin’s efforts to enter the China market in and currently runs the.

If we exclude English, then the most popular foreign language in China is absolutely Japanese. Korean follows not far behind. It is evident as Japan and both Koreas are our neighbours and have close economical and cultural ties with China.

Most pe. The Chinese language is the oldest written language in the world with at least six thousand years of history. Chinese character inscriptions have been found in turtle shells dating back to the Shang dynasty 1 ( BC) proving the written language has existed for more than 3, years.

The Chinese are obsessed with English. Up to one fifth of the population ( million people) is learning the language. Gordon Brown, the British finance minister, observed on a trip to China inin two decades China’s English speakers will outnumber the native English speakers in Author: Bill Frank.

Frankly speaking Chinese people have the same taste like Americans in some sense. First, the Mary Sue novel like Me before You and 50 Degrees of Grey are also welcomed in China.

(But these two books won’t be the best seller in China for they are n. As one of the six official languages used by UN (United Nations), Chinese now has earned itself greater status in the World. The official language of China is the Mandarin, which is the very name of 'Hanyu' or 'Putonghua', belonging to Sino-Tibetan.

Putonghua is a parlance in mainland China. But in fact, it is just one of many Chinese languages. China is an old and vast country geographically speaking, and the many mountain ranges, rivers, and deserts create natural regional borders.

Over time, each region has developed its own spoken language. Depending on the region, Chinese people also speak Wu, Hunanese, Jiangxinese, Hakka, Yue.

Book Search--Recent Books--Top Offline Catalogs--My Bookmarks. Main Page. Languages with up to 50 books: Afrikaans Aleut Arabic Arapaho Bodo Breton Bulgarian Cal ó Catalan Cebuano Ming Xuanzong, Emperor of China, Formally established on July 1,the Foreign Languages Press (FLP) is an international comprehensive publishing house, specializing in editing, translating and publishing foreign-language.

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS OF CHINA CHINESE. Chinese is the most important member of this family. The earliest records consist of numerous bone and tortoise shell inscriptions dating around B.C., the excavation of which has been systematically carried out in Henan.

The reading of these inscriptions is in progress but still presents many.As the cultural center of China, Beijing has plenty of bookshops with a large variety of books in all fields. Commonly, each big bookshop in this city is divided into sections according to different books for sale: Literature, Arts, Academic Books, Business, Administration, Practical Books, Education, References, Engineering, Computer, Industry and Miscellaneous.industrial countries, where learning languages is a core part of the curriculum and instruction starts in early elementary school, the United States does not yet offer widespread opportunities to learn languages in primary school.

Learning opportunities vary in type, ranging from short awareness courses, to a .