Chinese Blockbuster 5

Author: Gilbert Remillard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979451666
Size: 66.13 MB
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A Blockbuster Approach to Learn Chinese With over 1 billion users, Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world. Add to that the importance of China in the world economy and you end up with a situation where knowing Chinese gives you a tremendous advantage. This fifth volume follows the comprehensive, fun and pragmatic Chinese Blockbuster approach designed to teach you: How to recall the building blocks that compose both forms of a Chinese character (simplified and traditional) How to remember the various definitions of a character How to memorize the various pronunciations of a character in Mandarin Additional facts concerning the character, such as its frequency of use, its etymology, or its ancient meanings and shapes The details of each character are imprinted in your brain by way of funny, dramatic or true stories, allowing you to remember all aspects of a specific character in one fell swoop. You will effectively learn to recognize and pronounce all the Chinese characters you are bound to see, while being entertained! The Chinese Blockbuster Series goes beyond the 'top few Chinese characters you need to know to get by,' as people too often realize that they don't get anywhere with such a limited number of characters. The Chinese Blockbuster Series is comprehensive and covers what is necessary for you to reach reading fluency in modern Chinese. Click on 'Look inside' to find out more about this fifth book of the series.

First 100 Chinese Characters Simplified Character Edition

Author: Laurence Matthews
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462901719
Size: 37.61 MB
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This book is a quick and easy way to learn basic Chinese Characters. All beginning Chinese language learners struggle to memorize and learn to write Chinese characters. The First 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach which helps students to quickly master the basic characters that are fundamental to this language. Intended for beginning Chinese students, this character book presents characters that have been carefully selected for rapid and effective learning. The English meanings, pronunciations in hanyu pinyin and alternate forms (if any) for each Chinese character are presented along with a stroke order guide and spaces for writing practice. Printed with gray guidelines, the stroke order guides are designed to be traced over to teach students the standard sequence of strokes used to write the character. Related compounds and phrases are given to assist in vocabulary building. Three indexes at the back allow the characters to be looked up by their English meanings, hanyu pinyin pronunciations, or radicals. Extra practice sheets are also provided. This Chinese character book contains: Step-by-step stroke order diagrams show you how to write each character. Special boxes with grid lines help you practice writing them correctly. Compounds and sample sentences provide easy vocabulary building. Hanyu pinyin romanizations identify and help you pronounce every word.

The Language Of Memory In A Crosslinguistic Perspective

Author: Mengistu Amberber
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027291799
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This book offers, for the first time, a detailed comparative study of how speakers of different languages express memory concepts. While there is a robust body of psycholinguistic research that bears on how memory and language are related, there is no comparative study of how speakers themselves conceptualize memory as reflected in their use of language to talk about memory. This book addresses a key question: how do speakers of different languages talk about the experience of having prior experiences coming to mind (‘remembering’) or failing to come to mind (‘forgetting’)? A complex array of answers is provided through detailed grammatical and semantic investigation of different languages, including English, German, Polish, Russian and also a number of non-Indo-European languages, Amharic, Cree, Dalabon, Korean, and Mandarin. In addition, the book calls for a broader interdisciplinary engagement by urging that cognitive semantics be integrated with other sciences of memory.

Modern Mandarin Chinese

Author: Claudia Ross
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317327411
Size: 35.20 MB
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Modern Mandarin Chinese is a two-year undergraduate course for students with no prior background in Chinese study. Designed to build a strong foundation in both the spoken and written language, it develops all the basic skills such as pronunciation, character writing, word use, and structures, while placing a strong emphasis on the development of communicative skills. Each level of the course consists of a textbook and workbook in simplified Chinese. A free companion website provides all the audio for the course with a broad range of interactive exercises and additional resources for students’ self-study, along with a comprehensive instructor’s guide with teaching tips, assessment and homework material, and a full answer key. Key changes to this new edition: An increased number of vocabulary and characters introduced. 255 characters are introduced in this second edition for active production. Dialogues and example sentences are also presented in full-character format for passive recognition, and to provide additional challenge for more advanced students. Additional exercises in the workbooks and online to support the expanded number of words and characters incorporated into the textbooks. New cross-references between the textbooks, workbooks, and companion website facilitate using all the resources in an integrated manner. Greatly enhanced and re-designed website. Retaining its focus on communicative skills and the long-term retention of characters, the text is now presented in simplified characters and pinyin from the outset with a gradual and phased removal of pinyin as specific characters are introduced and learnt. This unique approach allows students to benefit from the support of pinyin in the initial stages as they begin speaking while ensuring they are guided and supported towards reading only in characters.

Children S Literacy Development

Author: Catherine McBride-Chang
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444144685
Size: 14.90 MB
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This introduction to child literacy development looks at the subject from an international perspective and is appropriate for students and professionals across a wide-range of disciplines.

The Five Stages Of Collapse

Author: Dmitry Orlov
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092527X
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A user's guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.

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