Yuen Ren Chao
|Birthplace:||Tianjin, Tianjin, China|
|Death:||Died in Massachusetts, United States|
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About Dr. Yuen Ren Chao 趙元任
Chao Yuen-ren, known as Y. R. Chao, internationally 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.