Speed Up Your Chinese
Strategies to Avoid Common Errors
Routledge – 2013 – 224 pages
Series: Speed up your Language Skills
Speed up your Chinese is an innovative resource that identifies and explains the common errors that English-speaking learners of Chinese repeatedly make.
Speed up your Chinese organizes the major categories of Mandarin grammar into areas that are problematic for English native speakers. Each subsection highlights a relevant grammatical point, explains why it causes particular confusion for learners and provides a case-analysis of common errors, together with explanatory corrections.
While Chinese examples are in simplified characters (with pinyin) in the main texts, their counterparts in traditional characters are provided in the Appendix.
A unique reference and useful complement to textbooks at all basic levels, Speed up your Chinese is suitable both for classroom use or self-study, with exercises and a full answer key.
Introduction Glossary of Grammatical Terms Abbreviations Part I. Simple Sentences Part II. Complex/Compound Sentences and Questions Part III. Temporal Expressions Part IV. Noun and Verb Phrases Part V. Usage Comparison of Words and Phrases Answer Key to the Exercises Appendix Bibliography Index
Shin Yong Robson is Adjunct Associate Professor of modern languages and literatures at Beloit College, USA.