By Edwin G. Pulleyblank. UBC Press. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar is a comprehensive introduction to the syntactical analysis of. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar is a comprehensive introduction to the Renowned for his work in Classical Chinese, Edwin Pulleyblank opens the. So a very good reference for studying Classical Chinese is Edwin Pulleyblank’s. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar. Vancouver: UBC.

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Note, Fuller’s book doesn’t give the pinyin for the actual text being analyzed, he only supplies the pinyin in his vocabulary lists, which for some reason are not always complete.

Here “Filial-[and]-brotherly” are two adjectives being used as verbs: Here in one volume one has handy the major grammar references needed to approach Classical Chinese texts.

One problem I see is that the examples aren’t glossed, although the translations are reasonably literal that you can usually figure the structure out. Angus Bussi rated it really liked it Apr 15, A knower-of-its-meaning’s relation literally, “being related to” [all] beneath sky, surely it’s like [if one should] show all this,” [he] pointed to his palm. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Chapters 1 and 2 of the Grammar presumably were written to accomplish this goal. The merest hint of special emphasis suffices to suggest the verb “to be.

This project, with faults time and attention would have remedied, has been put on the back burner due to my employment crisis. In some cases, two function words can be contracted and written as one monosyllabic character.

I have taught courses 4 or 5 times with several different textbooks, each good in their own right: While these introductory materials are excruciatingly brief from the standpoint of the specialist, they are surprisingly informative from the standpoint ofthe beginning student.


For these matters, example is not better than precept and we must carefully analyze the structures. Renowed for his work in Classical Chinese, Edwin Pulleyblank opens the book with a brief historical overview and a discussion of the relationship between the writing system and the phonology.

Which is easier, classicl is likelier to live in memory and enrich the learner’s life? Ships from and sold by Amazon. First off, the more I use this book the more I like it. This is followed by an outline of overall principles of word order and sentence structure. Then follows a short discussion of sound reconstruction Features that does little more than refer the reader to Pulleyblank’s previous work, the Lexicon ofReconstructed Pronunciation in Early Middle Chinese, Late Middle Chinese chhinese Early Mandarin I just had a quick look at my university online library catalogue and they’ve got the book.

In this case I will use the abbreviation W. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It may be helpful however to think of it as being like the archaic English use of the possessive pronouns, for example: An outline of the overall principles of word order and sentence structure follows. Amy rated it really liked it Jun 11, It serves only as a marker of the syntax.


A Concise Grammar of Classical Chinese

pulleyblnak Classical Chinese Search In. Ancient pronunciation is referred to for explanatory purposes only, and is inserted for the benefit of the specialist. I shall be grateful to anyone who brings to my attention errors or omissions. Sometimes I have had to paraphrase, because a word-for-word rendering would have been, by itself, unintelligible.

Realizing that this places an “unnecessary burden on the learner,” Pulleyblank uses pinyin romanization and putonghua pronunciations throughout. It’s odd that the resumptive pronoun comes pulleylank after the noun that it’s resuming. Context and word order are the only reliable guides to how a word is to be understood. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


However this is not true if the pronoun is a copula complement, then it follows the copula: However, his native language is German, not English, and thus he has some unusual word choices, which, in my opinion, detract from his books.

Posted May 15, University of London Ph. Further, pullleyblank praised his spears, saying, My spears’ sharpness [is such that] among things there is not [a thing it couldn’t] ever pierce.

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Sign up for a new account in our community. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar fills that gap and is the first comprehensive introduction to syntactical analysis ggrammar Classical Chinese Really, there is no reason to use words like “anaphoric” and “transformationally” if the intention is to be understood.

The teacher reads and paraphrases into modern idiom as he goes.

grammae This is useful, but really difficult to use. The descriptions are at the moment somewhat tentative, based mainly on the unsatisfactory descriptions in Pulleyblank and Matthews.

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John R added it Mar 24, These will receive no special treatment here, since their employment is straightforward and without nuance. The shortcoming of mode of rendering is that the verb in Chinese is not really an infinitive like “to have studied. I give the correct translation. Still, one should consult Mathews or Karlgren for the meanings: Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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