The Chinese Lexicon is a detailed study of the words and word combinations used in modern Chinese. Yip Po-Ching defines the general properties of a language's lexicon, or vocabulary, prior to a thorough discussion of the organizational features of the Chinese lexicon. Comparisons are made between Chinese and English, highlighting the similarities and differences between the two lexicons.
This fascinating work examines the relationships between word and meanings, and demonstrates the ability of language to combine continuity and change. It surpasses the scope of a dictionary and reveals the systematic nature of vocabulary. Features include:
- a wealth of language examples
- clear comparisons between Chinese and English
- Chinese characters and pinyin romanization throughout
- a comprehensive index.
The Chinese Lexicon surpasses the scope of a dictionary and reveals the systematic nature of vocabulary. It will prove an invaluable resource for all students and teachers of Chinese.
'The book will be of immense practical and theoretical use to a wide range of readers, from serious intermediate students to specialists' - Forum for Modern Language
'The Chinese Lexicon will be an invaluable resource for learners of Chinese at intermediate and advanced levels, even more so for teachers of Chinese, who will find it a comprehensive as well as an easy-to-use reference work.' - Royal Asiatic Society