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Dimensions of Variation in Written Chinese





ISBN 9780367874759
Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge
162 Pages

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Dimensions of Variation in Written Chinese uses a corpus-based, multi-dimensional model to account for variation in written Chinese. Using statistical method and two-dimensional visual representation, it provides a concrete and objective view of the internal variation in written Chinese. This book is a timely work that addresses the growing interest in quantitative genre analysis and how knowledge thus gained can contribute to the teaching as well as understanding of the Chinese language.



Zheng-sheng Zhang is Professor of Chinese at San Diego State University. He has been a long-term editor of the Journal of Chinese Language teachers Association (now known as Chinese as a Second Language) and is a respected researcher in the field of Chinese linguistics. 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments  Chapter 1: Introduction  Chapter 2: Critique of Existing Literature  Chapter 3: Corpora and Search Tools  Chapter 4: Features Selection, Selected Features and Frequency Profiles  Chapter 5: Theoretical Framework and Correspondence Analysis  Chapter 6: Two Dimensions of Stylistic Variation in Modern Written Chinese  Chapter 7: Cross-linguistic Comparison with English  Chapter 8: Case Studies  Chapter 9: Theoretical Issues and Future Directions  Chapter 10: Practical Implications  Index

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Zheng-sheng Zhang is Professor of Chinese at San Diego State University. He has been a long-term editor of the Journal of Chinese Language teachers Association (now known as Chinese as a Second Language) and is a respected researcher in the field of Chinese linguistics.