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The Chinese Language : Fact and Fantasy

The Chinese Language : Fact and Fantasy

Auteur

DE FRANCIS John


Editeur

University of Hawaii

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Paru le : 01 Mai 1984
Pages : 330
EAN 13 : 9780824810689

Résumé
"Delightfully engaging ... this book contains a wealth of hard facts about Chinese." --Canadian Journal of Linguistics

"DeFrancis's book is first rate. It entertains. It teaches. It demystifies. It counteracts popular ignorance as well as sophist

Contents:

Part I Rethinking the Chinese Language
1. On Defining "Chines" and "Language"
2. A Sketch of Spoken Chinese
3. Idiolects, Dialects, Regionalects, and Languages

Part II Rethinking Chinese Caracters
4. What is a Name?
5. From Pictographs to What?
6. How do Chinese Caracteres Represent Sounds?
7. How do Chinese Caracteres Convey Meaning?

Part III Demythifying Chinese Caracters
8. The Ideographic Myth
9. The Universality Myth
10. The Emulatability Myth
11. The Monosyllabic Myth
12. The Indispensability Myth
13. The Successfulness Myth

Part IV Chinese Language Reform
14. Speech Reform
15. Writing Reform