Written in an extended dictionary format, the Manual for Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language aims to cover all key terms related to teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
Each section contains an introduction with language-specific information, and identifies students and teachers' common questions, including the capacity of Chinese as a morphologically unmarked language to indicate categories such as tense and mood. Many entries listed in this manual come with an explanation, a commentary, and rich examples.
The Manual for Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language appeals to both Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) teachers and students, as well as being the ideal reference for researchers conducting comparative studies of the Chinese and English languages.
Bo Hu is Instructor of Chinese at the Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford, UK.
Introduction Chapter 1 Pinyin vocal organ, organ of articulation initial, consonant final, vowel, and semi-vowel Pinyin spelling rule tone tone change, tone sandhi other useful vocabulary Chapter 2 Words basic concepts word group word formation polite expressions Chapter 3 Grammar parts of speech notional words measure words noun measure words action measure words pronouns pronoun from Classical Chinese verb modal verb function words adverbs co-verbs particles conjunctions sentence parsing complement resultative complement directional complement potential complement word order questions special sentence structure Chapter 4 Characters basic concepts basic strokes basic stroke order list of radicals character configuration character etymology creating new characters legendary tales about the invention of characters character development and calligraphy typing in characters the writing of characters character recognition character learning strategy punctuation