Title: A Practical Chinese Grammar for Foreigners 外国人实用汉语语法
Author / Editor: Li Dejin 李德津，Cheng Meizhen 程美珍
Publisher: Immersion Guides / True Run Media (楚人鼎立广告公司)
Language: bilingual Chinese-English
Date of Publication: 2008.08
Number of pages: 652 + 212 pages
Dimensions: 203 x 140 x 37 mm
Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Chinese Teachers (TCSL)
Category: Chinese Textbooks for Adults - Grammar
A Practical Chinese Grammar for Foreigners was first published in 1988 and has been reprinted for many times and has achieved widespread influence. This book is the revised edition which makes important and valuable modification to the original edition based on the suggestions and comments of the teachers and students.
This book gives concise, detailed and explicit explanations of the grammar points. In the aspect of content, besides introducing the most basic and practical grammatical rules, it also has more practical chapters such as “How to make comparisons” and “How to emphasize”. In the aspect of style, each chapter has a part entitled “Attention should be paid to…” which deals with a particular issue. Detailed and practical tables and sample sentences including the erroneous sentences for contrast are provided.
All explanations are provided with English translation. Each chapter is supplemented with exercises. This book can both be used as a grammar textbook for Chinese learners and grammar handbook for daily reference.
A Practical Chinese Grammar for Foreigners is a Chinese-English bilingual primer of modern Chinese grammar. In compiling this work, the authors have drawn upon their years of experience in both teaching Chinese as a foreign language and compilation of language textbooks.
Fundamental grammar rules are explained in a concise and comprehensible way. Numerous example sentences and tables are provided to highlight the classification and functions of words, phrases and sentences. Exercises in diverse forms and answer key provided at the end of the book facilitate self-study.
A key characteristic of this book is that it selects a number of grammatical points which may be obstacles for nonnative speakers and specific notes are given about the usage of these grammatical points. This book will serve as a valuable and handy reference for both students and teachers of Chinese home and abroad.
About the Author(s)
Li Dejin is a professor of Beijing Language and Culture University.
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