A Foundation Course in Mandarin
Paperback 656pp 253x203mm
9780300141177   Product Code: 17084
An elementary course for learning spoken and written Mandarin, this Yale textbook provides the core materials for a first year course. Its aims are basic conversational competence, covering both pronunciation and cultural issues; an understanding of the reading process and the character writing system; and the ability to represent speech with the pinyin system of transcription. Audio clips, vocabulary lists and exercise keys are available from a companion website.