Yuen Ren Chao

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Yuen Ren Chao

Chinese: 元任 趙
Death: Died in Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of 衡年 趙
Husband of 楊步偉
Father of Rulan Pian; 新那 趙; 來思 趙 and 小中 趙

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About Yuen Ren Chao

Chao Yuen-ren, known as Y. R. Chao, international known linguist. Originally concentrating on phonology, he made the first detailed recordings of major dialect areas in China, establishing the research framework for such studies. In the United States, his work covered a wide range of linguistic topics, including the application of modern linguistic methods to Chinese language teaching; he prepared the Mandarin Primer and the Cantonese Primer. Chao also translated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland into Chinese.

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Yuen Ren Chao's Timeline

April 19, 1922
Age 30
February 25, 1982
Age 90
Massachusetts, United States