A History of the Chinese Language, Routledge 2014, New York, NY and Abingdon, UK

A History of the Chinese Language, by Hongyuan Dong

A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development, covering crucial aspects such as phonology, syntax and semantics.

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