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Studies in Chinese Language [with Cdrom] : Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday - M. A. K. Halliday

Studies in Chinese Language [with Cdrom]

Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday

Book with Other Items Published: 18th April 2006
ISBN: 9780826458742
Number Of Pages: 384

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Studies in Chinese Language, the eighth volume in the Collected Works of Professor M. A. K. Halliday, approaches the Chinese language from several interesting vantage points, ranging from studies of medieval to modern grammar, phonology, and discourse. Professor Halliday s doctoral thesis, 'The Language of the Chinese, Secret History of the Mongols', provides the basis for the first section of this volume, with extracts from the book as well as the original Chinese text, which is one of the earliest known texts written in Mandarin, included in full on the accompanying online resources. The second section focuses on modern Chinese grammar, while the third looks at Chinese phonology. The final section, Grammar and Discourse, includes papers on grammatical metaphor and scientific discourse in both Chinese and English

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"In this volume, Professor Halliday describes the Chinese language system in terms of categories of grammar, lexis, and phonology, in both medieval and modern Chinese, Putonghua and Cantonese. This lays the foundation of his systemic-functional framework in general linguistics. His pioneering work on probabilistics in Chinese grammar and his observation of grammatical metaphor herald the heyday of contemporary corpus linguistics and text linguistics. Michael Halliday has proved himself worthy of the honour to be recognized as one of the most influential linguists today, and to be ranked along such great names in Chinese scholarship as B. Karlgren, H. Maspero, Chao Yuenren, Luo Changpei, Wang Li, and Lu Shuxiang."
Hu Zhuanglin, Tenured Professor, Peking University.

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Medieval Chinese Grammar
Editor's Introductionp. 3
The Language of the Chinese "Secret History of the Mongols [characters not reproducible]" (1959)p. 5
The textp. 5
Method of analysisp. 8
Contextualizationp. 12
Graphic analysisp. 20
Script and languagep. 24
Grammarp. 37
Lexisp. 112
Phonology and transcriptionp. 116
Appendicesp. 128
A phonological (prosodic) analysis of the new Chinese syllable (Modern Pekingese)p. 128
Specimen analysis and translationp. 135
Statistical tablesp. 137
Lexical translation forms collocation of Mongolian namesp. 159
Suggested emendationsp. 160
Chinese syllabary and table of charactersp. 162
Modern Chinese Grammar
Editor's Introductionp. 175
Temporal Categories in the Modern Chinese Verb (with J. O. Ellis, 1951)p. 177
Grammatical Categories in Modern Chinese (1956)p. 209
Some Lexicogrammatical Features of the Dialects of the Pearl River Deltap. 249
Chinese Phonology
Editor's Introductionp. 273
The Origin and Early Development of Chinese Phonological Theory (1981)p. 275
A Systemic Interpretation of Peking Syllables (1992)p. 294
Grammar and Discourse
Editor's Introductionp. 323
Grammatical Metaphor in English and Chinese (1984)p. 325
Analysis of Scientific Texts in English and Chinese (1993)p. 334
On the Grammatical Foundations of Discourse (2001)p. 346
Appendixp. 365
Bibliographyp. 368
Indexp. 379
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ISBN: 9780826458742
ISBN-10: 0826458742
Series: Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday : Book 8
Audience: General
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 18th April 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.15  x 2.74
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1