Fundamental written Chinese: Simplified character version

ResearchSpace Repository

Show simple item record Yao, Nora en Lee, Soo en Sanders, Robert en 2011-09-26T00:09:19Z en 2020-04-02T23:07:58Z en 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 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 en
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press en
dc.relation.replaces en
dc.relation.replaces 2292/8269 en
dc.relation.replaces 2292/18076 en
dc.relation.replaces en
dc.relation.replaces 2292/18076 en
dc.relation.replaces en
dc.relation.replaces 2292/18076 en
dc.relation.replaces en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
dc.rights.uri en
dc.title Fundamental written Chinese: Simplified character version en
dc.type Book en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: 2009 University of Hawai'i Press en en
pubs.merge-from 2292/18076 en
pubs.merge-from en Honolulu, Hawaii, USA en
dc.rights.accessrights en
pubs.subtype Book en
pubs.elements-id 66236 en Arts en Cultures, Languages & Linguist en Asian Studies en Strategic Engagement en Confucius Institute en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

Files in this item

Find Full text

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


Search ResearchSpace

Advanced Search