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Basic Chinese

A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd Edition

By Yip Po-Ching, Po-Ching Yip, Don Rimmington, Don Rimmington, Zhang Xiaoming, Rachel Henson, Yip Li Quzhen

Routledge – 2009 – 376 pages

Series: Grammar Workbooks

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    978-0-415-47215-9
    January 29th 2009
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    January 30th 2009

Description

‘Very well structured and clearly explained’ – Dr Kan Qian, The Open University, UK

Basic Chinese introduces the essentials of Chinese syntax. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises. Features include:

  • a clear, accessible format
  • many useful language examples
  • jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • ample drills and exercises
  • a full key to exercises.

All Chinese entries are presented in both Pinyin romanization and Chinese characters, and are accompanied, in most cases, by English translations to facilitate self-tuition as well as classroom teaching in both spoken and written Chinese.

Basic Chinese is designed for students new to the language. Together with its sister volume, Intermediate Chinese, it forms a compendium of the essentials of Chinese syntax.

Reviews

Praise for the first edition:

‘Very well structured and clearly explained’ Dr Qian Kan, Open University

Author Bio

Yip Po-Ching is a Research Fellow, City University of Hong Kong

Don Rimmington is Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies, University of Leeds.

Name: Basic Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd Edition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Yip Po-Ching, Po-Ching Yip, Don Rimmington, Don Rimmington, Zhang Xiaoming, Rachel Henson, Yip Li Quzhen. ‘Very well structured and clearly explained’ – Dr Kan Qian, The Open University, UK Basic Chinese introduces the essentials of Chinese syntax. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides...
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