Fundamental written Chinese: Simplified character version

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dc.contributor.author Yao, Nora en
dc.contributor.author Lee, Soo en
dc.contributor.author Sanders, Robert en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-26T00:09:19Z en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-02T23:07:58Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation 1-362. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu 2009 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0824831578 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8248-3157-8 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/50199 en
dc.description.abstract Fundamental Written Chinese teaches both mastery of individual characters and reading comprehension. It introduces characters gradually, moving from simple independent characters to more complex compound ones. How characters are organized and constructed is taught through the liberal use of charts that display the structural and organizational regularities of each character, that is, its radical, phonetic component, shared graphic components, stroke order, and principles of proportion. This knowledge is then reinforced by exercises at the end of each chapter that require students to draw on the compositional information presented in the charts. Reading skills are taught through written passages that are accompanied by questions and exercises. Chapters begin with a reading passage and end with one or two shorter supplementary passages. Because words in Chinese are often composed of two different characters and because the optimum method for introducing new characters requires limiting the number of new radicals and structurally unrelated characters that can appear in any one character, many of the written texts in Fundamental Written Chinese make limited use of a Hanyu Pinyin-plus-character system of writing. This makes it possible for the text to remain faithful to a very controlled approach to character learning while allowing students to read passages that are within the scope of their abilities in spoken Chinese. The authors of Fundamental Written Chinese and its accompanying text, Fundamental Spoken Chinese, treat written and spoken language as two different but related systems that are most effectively learned by delinking the sequence in which the particulars of each system is taught. Such an approach insures that reading and writing skills are firmly grounded in the spoken vocabulary and grammar previously learned. Both volumes are designed to provide students with a systematic, knowledge-based approach to speaking, listening, reading, and writing Chinese. en
dc.description.uri https://catalogue.library.auckland.ac.nz/permalink/f/t37c0t/uoa_alma21130760700002091 en
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en
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dc.relation.replaces 2292/18076 en
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dc.relation.replaces 2292/18076 en
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dc.title Fundamental written Chinese: Simplified character version en
dc.type Book en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: 2009 University of Hawai'i Press en
pubs.author-url https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=QBojAQAAMAAJ en
pubs.merge-from 2292/18076 en
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pubs.place-of-publication Honolulu, Hawaii, USA en
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pubs.subtype Book en
pubs.elements-id 66236 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Cultures, Languages & Linguist en
pubs.org-id Asian Studies en
pubs.org-id Strategic Engagement en
pubs.org-id Confucius Institute en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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