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Proposal for a transcription of Chinese characters in the study of early Chinese language and literature

Hill, Nathan W. (2015) 'Proposal for a transcription of Chinese characters in the study of early Chinese language and literature.' Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics, 8. pp. 48-60.

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Abstract

This paper outlines the pitfalls of the current anachronistic practice of transcribing early Chinese documents by identifying each character with a kǎishū 楷書 equivalent. In its place, I suggest a way of transliterating characters directly, by rendering into roman letters the phonetic and semantic information encoded by a character. (This article is in English.)

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
ISSN: 19336985
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1163/2405478X-00801003
Depositing User: Nathan Hill
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 17:06
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/21908

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