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Chinese: An Essential Grammar (Essential Grammars) (original 1997; edition 2006)
Chinese: An Essential Grammar by Po-ching Yip (1997)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415135354, Paperback)Chinese: An Essential Grammar is a clear and concise reference guide to modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use in today's Chinese. The grammar is the ideal reference source for the learner and user of Chinese. It is suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. The book sets out the complexities of Chinese in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear and free from jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Chinese as used by native speakers today. Features include: copious examples to illustrate language points detailed contents list and index for easy access to information two glossaries: one of grammatical terms and one of Chinese characters
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"This new edition of Chinese: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and concise reference guide to modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar. It presents an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today. This Grammar aims to serve as a reference source for the learner and user of Chinese, irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections."--BOOK JACKET.
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