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The History of Modern Chinese Grammar Studies

Authors: Peverelli, Peter

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  • A must-have for all university libraries, since there is no other book on this topic in a Western language
  • Highlights how China adopted and adapted an aspect of Western thought that has been previously ignored: it will appeal to researchers in a number of fields of Chinese studies
  • Adds to our understanding of the definition of a national language and the socio-political consequence of different definitions, making the book appealing to scholars
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This book discusses the way Chinese scholars developed a national grammar. Chinese didn’t develop grammar until China’s contact with Western grammar books in the 19th Century. The first indigenous grammar was published in 1889. It included some traditional notions, but mainly imitated European grammar. It was followed by a number of other similar works. To move away from this imitation, a group of grammarians started to look into the Chinese tradition of commenting on classics. This led to a variety of alternative grammars. After the war, Western linguistics started to gain influence in China. With the establishment of the PRC in 1949, efforts began to have a standard grammar adopted nationwide. The first attempt at such a grammar was published in 1956. This book spans the period 1898 – 1956.This book combines historiography and linguistics to distinguish different periods in the timespan covered. It shows how the development of a national grammar cannot be studied separately from language policies and discussions on the national language. The description of each period includes a general introduction of the relevant events in that period and a treatment of the major works of grammar.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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Softcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The History of Modern Chinese Grammar Studies
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-46504-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-46504-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-46503-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51647-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 204
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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