The Chinese Lexicon: A Comprehensive Survey

1st Edition

Yip Po-Ching

Routledge
Published January 8, 2007
Reference - 400 Pages
ISBN 9780415429542 - CAT# RU9544Z

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Summary

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.

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