The Chinese Language: Variations on a Theme
Its is presented here a collection of ten essays, on linguistic topics in the broadest sense, which aim to illustrate peculiarities and connotations of the Chinese language in different fields and modes of use. Scritti da sinologi il cui campo di specializzazione spazia dalla linguistica alla critica letteraria, dai cultural studies ai processi comunicativi, i contributi intendono mettere a fuoco alcuni importanti aspetti del variegato declinarsi degli usi linguistici nella cultura cinese. The work has been subdivided into four sections - Language and Linguistics, Language and Literature, Language and Media, Language and Socio-cultural Patterns, each collecting essays referring to a common field of research, so as to contribute to compose, from different perspectives, the complex mosaic of knowledge indispensable for understanding China and its civilisation.
Word order • Mandarin Chinese • Chinese colour terms • Linguistic innovation • Etymology • Cognitive linguistics • Media • Late Qing science fiction • Fictional plausibility • Tang prose • Mainland China and Taiwan • Linguistic inference • Translation studies • Chinese semantics • Chinese literature • Lexical innovation • Cinema and other media • Cultural studies • Sign languages • Consecutive interpreting • Advertising • Medical anthropology • Linguistic variation • Chinese language