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A General Theory of Ancient Chinese (Hardback)

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This book systematically outlines the development of ancient Chinese. Consisting of 20 chapters, the self-contained work presents macro-level discussions on a broad range of topics, including: philology, phonology, exegetics, certain words' special meanings, sentence types, the flexible use of words, different grammars in ancient and modern times, and rhetoric.

Though chiefly focusing on vocabulary, the book also addresses grammar, and points out grammar problems that differ considerably from those in modern Chinese, in addition to combining morphology and syntax. Further, unlike the majority of textbooks on the subject, it pays more attention to the rhetoric used in ancient Chinese literary works. Rather than simply analyzing linguistic phenomena, the book also (and more importantly) provides a meaningful approach to the study of ancient Chinese. Accordingly, it offers a valuable asset for researchers, graduate students, and everyone else who is interested in ancient Chinese.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary reference worksLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsGrammar, syntaxLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPhonetics, phonology Publisher: Springer Verlag, Singapore Publication Date: 13/05/2022 ISBN-13: 9789811660412  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Lihong Jiang (1916 - 1995) is a prominent linguist and expert on Dunhuang studies and lexicography, former professor and doctoral supervisor at Hangzhou University, vice-chairman of the Language and Literature Society, Institute of Dunhuang and Turfan Studies of China, associate editor of Chinese Dictionary, and an editorial board member and branch editor-in-chief of Cihai. Mingshan Ren (1912-1967) is a former professor at Hangzhou University, where he focused on the study and teaching of ancient literature, ancient Chinese and modern Chinese. He is the author of Post-Note of the Catalogue of "Book of Rites" and Overview of the History of Chinese Phonetics.

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