Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Modern Chinese
History and Sociolinguistics

£84.99

  • Date Published: April 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521641975

£ 84.99
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Paperback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The Chinese language, spoken by over one billion people, has undergone drastic changes over the past century in a way unparalleled at any time previously. This book presents a comprehensive account of the development of Modern Chinese from the late nineteenth century up to the 1990s, concentrating on three major aspects: Modern Spoken Chinese, Modern Written Chinese, and the Modern Chinese writing system. It describes and analyses in detail, from historical and sociolinguistic perspectives, the establishment and promotion of Modern Spoken Chinese and Modern Written Chinese and the reform of the Chinese script. Through an integrated discussion of these three areas of the language it highlights the close interrelationships between them and reveals the interaction of linguistic, historical and social factors in the development of Modern Chinese.

    • A book-length treatment of the drastic changes that have occurred in the Chinese language over the past 150 years, analysing the linguistic, historical and social factors involved
    • Many of the topics are treated here for the first time in English
    • Discusses variation, diglossia and biligualism in Chinese society, the promotion of Modern Spoken and Written Chinese, dialect writing, and the simplification of Chinese script
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Modern Chinese: History and Sociolinguistics is an excellent work, placing the development of modern Chinese in its social and historical context. Its publication is a great step forward for Chinese language studies and linguistics. It should be prescribed reading for all advanced students.' The Australian Higher Education

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521641975
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 158 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.515kg
    • contains: 25 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    Part I. Modern Spoken Chinese:
    2. Establishment and promotion of Modern Spoken Chinese
    3. Norms and variations of Modern Standard Chinese
    4. The standard and dialects
    Part II. Modern Written Chinese:
    5. Development and promotion of Modern Written Chinese
    6. Norms and variations of Modern Written Chinese
    7. Dialect writing
    Part III. The Modern Chinese Writing System:
    8. Basic features of the Chinese writing system
    9. Simplification of the traditional writing system
    10. Phonetization of Chinese
    11. Use and reform of the Chinese writing system: present and future
    12. Conclusion
    Notes
    References
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Chinese Language Script
  • Author

    Ping Chen, University of Queensland

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×