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A history of the Chinese language / Hongyuan Dong.

Author/Creator:
Dong, Hongyuan, 1976-
Publication:
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 203 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Chinese language -- History.
China -- Languages -- History.
Language and culture -- China.
Historical linguistics -- China.
Contents:
A walk through time: general introduction
A tale of two tribes: prehistory
Thus spake Confucius: sounds of old chinese
Poetically they dwelt: sounds of middle Chinese
Marco Polo's phrasebook: sounds of early modern Chinese
Philosophy and history: classical Chinese
Literature and religion: vernacular writing
In other words: vocabulary change
One for all: modern standard Chinese
Celebration of diversity: modern Chinese dialects
The legend of Cangjie: Chinese characters.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0415660408
9780415660396 (hardback)
0415660394 (hardback)
9780415660402 (pbk.)
9781315794235 (ebook)
OCLC:
861212068
Publisher Number:
99958546945
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