ERIC Number: ED024052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Modern Chinese-English Dictionary for Students; Simplified Characters Included. International Studies, East Asian Series Reference Publication No. 1.
This student's dictionary of over 4,500 characters (head words) and 28,000 combinations is designed to "alleviate the shortcomings" of traditional Chinese dictionaries which follow the Radical System for character indexing. The head words are first listed according to their simplified variant as well as traditional forms, being arranged alphabetically according to their phonetic spelling in the "Chinese Phonetic Alphabet" adopted by the People's Republic of China. The head words are also arranged in the Character Index according to the author's "T-I" system--"Total-Number-of-Strokes-plus-Initial-Stroke." To locate a character, students may count its total number of strokes, recognize its initial stroke, and look it up in the Character Index. An explanation of the phonetic alphabet used and a comparative table of romanization are included in the prefatory section. Concluding the volume are the Character Index and a guide for its use. (AMM)
Descriptors: Chinese, Dictionaries, English, Instructional Materials, Phonetic Transcription, Romanization, Writing (Composition)
Paragon Book Gallery, Ltd., 14 East 38th St., New York, N.Y. 10016 ($12.50).
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Center for East Asian Studies.
Identifiers: Chinese Phonetic Alphabet