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Modern Chinese History and Sociolinguistics

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ISBN-10: 0521641977

ISBN-13: 9780521641975

Edition: 1999

Authors: Ping Chen

List price: $123.00
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The Chinese language, spoken by over one billion people, has undergone drastic changes over the past century. This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the development of Chinese from the late 19th century onwards.
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Book details

List price: $123.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/1/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Modern Spoken Chinese
Establishment and promotion of Modern Spoken Chinese
Norms and variations of Modern Standard Chinese
The standard and dialects
Modern Written Chinese
Development and promotion of Modern Written Chinese
Norms and variations of Modern Written Chinese
Dialect writing
The Modern Chinese Writing System
Basic features of the Chinese writing system
Simplification of the traditional writing system
Phonetization of Chinese
Use and reform of the Chinese writing system: present and future
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index