ABC English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary

John DeFrancis, Yanyin Zhang

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Abstract

    The ABC English-Chinese, Chinese-English Dictionary (ECCE) is a student-oriented bilingual dictionary that, like other dictionaries in the ABC series, organizes Chinese words by their pronunciation as written in pinyin. This innovative, straightforward alphabetical organization allows the user to find most words more quickly and easily. It also facilitates the comparison of words that are pronounced similarly or identically, which is not possible in traditionally-ordered dictionaries. The series’ alphabetical ordering has been imitated in other dictionaries, but ECCE is still unique in that it offers detailed and authoritative coverage of grammar (parts of speech, constructions, and examples) and orthography (both simplified and complex characters as well as pinyin).
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHonolulu
    PublisherUniversity of Hawaii Press
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8248-3485-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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