2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Confusing and Too Academic,
By A Customer
This review is from: Mandarin Chinese: A Functional Reference Grammar (Paperback)
I must say I was very disappointed with this weighty tome on Chinese grammar. It's authors insisted on quoting every previouse Chinese grammatician to such an extent that it proved difficult to read between the lines. Granted they try to cover a very difficult subject but the inclusion of 'wrong grammar' examples only further added to the confusion as I tried to read this. I am sure there is some useful information to be gained form this book, but be warned you will need a lot of patience. This is something I have not!