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DeFrancis, John 1911-2009

Overview
Works: 132 works in 717 publications in 6 languages and 14,115 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Conversation and phrase books  Reference works  History  Terms and phrases  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Translator, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PL1171, 495.1321
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Most widely held works about John DeFrancis
 
Most widely held works by John DeFrancis
Beginning Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

61 editions published between 1946 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to spoken Pekingese or standard Mandarin, the most widely used Chinese dialect
The Chinese language : fact and fantasy by John DeFrancis( Book )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ABC Chinese-English dictionary : alphabetically based computerized by John DeFrancis( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translates from Chinese to English, and is arranged based on the Chinese pronunciation
Chinese social history; translations of selected studies by E-tu Zen Sun( Book )

24 editions published between 1956 and 1973 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visible speech : the diverse oneness of writing systems by John DeFrancis( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Visible Speech is an attempt to set the record straight about the nature of writing. John DeFrancis, a noted specialist in the Chinese language, shows that writing can be based only upon a sound system and not upon any other linguistic level. He corrects the erroneous views of Chinese writing as pictographic, ideographic, logographic, or morphemic, and defends his conclusion that because of these misrepresentations, the nature of all writing continues to be misunderstood."--Jacket
ABC Chinese-English comprehensive dictionary : alphabetically based computerized by John DeFrancis( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese-English dictionary that provides definitions and usage and grammatical information for thousands of words and phrases from each language
Nationalism and language reform in China by John DeFrancis( Book )

34 editions published between 1950 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning Chinese reader by John DeFrancis( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character text for Beginning Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

48 editions published between 1963 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intermediate Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intermediate Chinese reader by John DeFrancis( Book )

39 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume text is a sequel to "beginning chinese reader" and is closely correlated with "beginning chinese" and "advanced chinese," all by the same author. Introduced in the 30 lessons are 400 new characters, 2,500 compounds, and about 200,000 characters of running text. The characters are introduced through a chart in large print, pinyin romanization, and english translation, and are then repeated in illustrative sentences, dialogs, and narrative or expository form. Only the more difficult sentences are translated into english. Where possible, the lessons include excerpts from actual chinese publications to accompany the pedagogical readings. The first volume, part I, contains the table of contents, preface, and lessons 1 to 15. available for $3.75, part I (690 pages) is published by the yale university press, 149 york street, new haven, connecticut 06511. (jd)
Advanced Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character text for Intermediate Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things Japanese in Hawaii by John DeFrancis( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced Chinese reader by John DeFrancis( Book )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotated quotations from Chairman Mao by Zedong Mao( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and Chinese and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce livre contient le texte en chinois de l'ouvrage "Les citatations du président Mao", le célèbre "Petit livre rouge de Mao", avec en regard la transcription en phonétique pinyin des caractères chinois. La seconde partie du livre est constituée par un index des mots du texte avec leur traduction en anglais
Character text for Advanced Chinese by John DeFrancis( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and Chinese and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonialism and language policy in Viet Nam by John DeFrancis( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese-English glossary of the mathematical sciences by John DeFrancis( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the footsteps of Genghis Khan by John DeFrancis( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1930s, the author and a companion travel through the Gobi desert and through down the Yellow River. Along the way the encounter Muslim warlords and the Chinese Communists near the end of the Long March
 
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Defanke, Yuehan 1911-2009

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John DeFrancis Amerikaans taalkundige (1911-2009)

John DeFrancis US-amerikanischer Sinologe

জন ডিফ্রান্সিস

ジョン・デフランシス

德范克, 约翰 1911-2009

约翰·德范克

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The Chinese language : fact and fantasyABC Chinese-English dictionary : alphabetically based computerizedABC Chinese-English comprehensive dictionary : alphabetically based computerizedBeginning Chinese readerCharacter text for Beginning ChineseIntermediate ChineseIntermediate Chinese readerAdvanced Chinese