Chinese Jerry Norman

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998

ISBN: 0521296536

Format: Paperback

Language: English


This survey takes on the huge task of giving an overview of the range of Chinese, from the earliest recorded scratches on bone fragments to the modern-day diversity of the Chinese languages.

For students of Taiwanese the background information contained in this book is of great interest, even though the section dealing specifically with modern Min dialects (and therefore directly relevant to Taiwanese) is only about ten pages.