Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Preface Introduction 1. Nouns and Nominalisations 2. Numerals and Measures 3. Pronouns, Pronominals and Pro-words 4. Adjectives as Attributives and Predicatives 5. Attributives other than Adjectives 6. Action Verbs 7. Action Verbs and Time 8. Action Verbs and Locations 9. Adverbials 10. Complements 11. Coverbs 12. ba Constructions 13. The Passive Voice and bei Constructions 14. Chain Constructions 15. The Verb shi 16. The Verb you 17. Verbs that Take Verbal or Clausal Objects 18. Modal Verbs 19. Telescopic Constructions 20. Narration, Description, Exposition and Evaluation 21. le-Expository Sentences 22. Conjunctions and Conjunctives 23. Interrogative Sentences 24. Imperatives and Exclamations 25. Abbreviations and Omissions 26. Prosody and Syntax 27. Stylistic Considerations in Syntactic Constructions 28. Morphology and Syntax (I) 29. Morphology and Syntax (II) 30. Intralingual Transpositions 31. Interlingual Conversions Bibliography Index
Yip Po-Ching was Lecturer in Chinese at Leeds University, and Don Rimmington is Emeritus Professor of Chinese formerly at Leeds University.