New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983. Soft Cover. 8vo. Very Good. Item #006547
Yale Linguistic Series. Soft cover. xii, 313 pp. Sunning to spine and covers, creasing and curling to front cover. Interior clean. The twenty lessons in this book, designed for use with a basic textbook, provide lively and colloquial dialogues introducing first- or second-year students to Chinese suitable in China. The lessons demonstrate how sentences are used in everyday situations and familiarize the student with the simplified characters and pinyin transcription now used. There are drills, mini-dialogues to encourage spontaneous speaking, explanatory notes that present information on the proper use of structure of vocabulary, and cultural notes that add illuminating and useful details of social custom.