Contrastive Linguistics

  • Ping Ke

Part of the Peking University Linguistics Research book series (PKULR, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ping Ke
    Pages 1-23
  3. Ping Ke
    Pages 69-104
  4. Ping Ke
    Pages 105-132
  5. Ping Ke
    Pages 133-171
  6. Ping Ke
    Pages 173-193
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-210

About this book


This book serves as an introduction to contrastive linguistics - the synchronic study of two or more languages, with the aim of discovering their differences and similarities, especially the former, and applying these discoveries to related areas of language study and practice. It discusses the principles and methods, and contrasts English, Chinese, German, and other languages at phonological, lexical, grammatical, textual, and pragmatic levels, focusing more on the useful insights contrastive analysis provides into real-world problems in fields such as applied linguistics, translation and translation studies, English or Chinese as a foreign language, and communication than on the discipline itself.


Contrastive Analysis Contrastive Linguistics Linguistic Contrast Chinese Language English/Chinese Translation Linguistic Study and Practice Second Language

Authors and affiliations

  • Ping Ke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Peking University Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-1384-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1385-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-6119
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-6127
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