Features: 345 entries of modern Chinese grammar, arranged alphabetically by Hanyu Pinyin. Designed specifically for Chinese language learners of all levels. Grammatical entries include three subsections: Function, Structure and Usage.
(1) The Function section answers the questions ‘What is the purpose of this grammar item?’ and ‘How do native speakers use it?’
(2) The Structure section explains grammar points, including descriptions of negative and interrogative structures, so that learners can become skilled at making sentences using negative structures and asking questions.
(3) A Usage section is provided when applicable to compare and contrast structures found in the Chinese and English languages.
This reference guide can give learners a clear understanding of grammar points and help them master Chinese.
Excellent companion to any Chinese learning textbook.
Shou-hsin Teng, PhD Professor of Chinese Linguistics University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass, USA (retired) National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan (retired) Maa Fa Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand Dept. of Chinese as a Second Language, Chungyuan Christian University, Chungli, Taiwan (current)
The Mandarin Training Center (MTC) is founded in 1956. The MTC, a subsidiary of National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), is the largest and oldest institution dedicated to teaching Chinese as a second language in Taiwan. The center has well-equipped facilities and is internationally renowned for its high teaching quality. MTC’s students come from all over the world, and many renowned sinology scholars and important figures in the politics and financial are its alumni.