Re: "The Languages of China" by Ramsey

From: Eric Muller (
Date: Tue Jul 12 2005 - 21:45:48 CDT

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    Eric Muller wrote:

    > I am in the middle of reading "The languages of China", by S. Robert
    > Ramsey (ISBN 0-691-01468-X). Two questions:
    > - is it good? (I like it very much, but I can't judge if it is good)
    > - have things changed since it was written (1987)?

    I received a number of private answers (thanks!) summarized here for the
    benefit of this list. The consensus is that is a good book. Other

    DeFrancis, John. "The Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy", University of
    Hawaii Press.
    Chen, Ping. "Modern Chinese: History and Sociolinguistics", Cambridge
    University Press.
    Jerry, Norman. "Chinese", Cambridge University Press.

    Also two related links:

    Thanks again for the answers,

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