The Languages of China

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Princeton University Press, 1987 - History - 340 pages
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"In producing a book on China as a linguistic area, the ideal is a comprehensive and accurate account that places China's linguistic diversity in a meaningful historical, geographical, and social context. Ramsey has succeeded admirably in achieving this end."--Jerome L. Packard, The Journal of Asian Studies." . . a unique and brilliant work. . . . Ramsey integrates nearly all of the gains of modern research on the Chinese language and skillfully presents the results in a concise, interesting, and comprehensible manner."--Charles N. Li, American Anthropologist." . . I find The Languages of China a pleasure in virtually all respects. It is extremely easy to read, full of useful information, and beautifully produced."--Victor H. Mair, Pacific Affairs
  

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User Review  - André - Goodreads

Not bad as an introduction to the languages of Chinese (language history, "dialects" as well as minority languages), but also a bit shallow. One gets a mere superficial overview of these languages ... Read full review

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An excellent, if politically dated, overview of the eponymous subject. Read full review

Contents

VI
3
VII
19
VIII
27
X
41
XI
49
XII
57
XIII
65
XIV
87
XXVI
179
XXVII
194
XXVIII
212
XXIX
230
XXX
232
XXXI
248
XXXII
278
XXXIII
286

XVI
88
XVII
116
XVIII
134
XIX
139
XX
143
XXI
155
XXII
157
XXIII
162
XXIV
169
XXV
173
XXXIV
287
XXXV
293
XXXVI
297
XXXVII
301
XXXVIII
313
XXXIX
315
XL
325
XLI
333
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S. Robert Ramsey is Professor and Chair in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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