Great Dictionary of Modern Chinese Dialects

Great Dictionary of Modern Chinese Dialects
Editor Li Rong
Original title 現代漢語方言大詞典
Country China
Language Chinese
Subject Dialectology
Published 2002 (Jiangsu Educational Press)
Pages 6556
ISBN 978-7-5343-5080-1
Chinese dialect groups

The Great Dictionary of Modern Chinese Dialects (Chinese: 現代漢語方言大詞典; pinyin: Xiàndài Hànyǔ fāngyán dà cídiǎn) is a compendium of dictionaries for 42 local varieties of Chinese following a common format. The individual dictionaries cover dialects spread across the dialect groups identified in the Language Atlas of China:[1][2][3]

Each dictionary was prepared by specialists in the dialect, and opens with an introduction to the characteristics of the dialect. The main body of each dictionary has between 7,000 and 10,000 entries.[2]


  1. Kurpaska, Maria (2010). Chinese Language(s): A Look Through the Prism of "The Great Dictionary of Modern Chinese Dialects". Walter de Gruyter. pp. 128–142. ISBN 978-3-11-021914-2.
  2. 1 2 Yan, Margaret Mian (2006). Introduction to Chinese Dialectology. LINCOM Europa. pp. 33–36. ISBN 978-3-89586-629-6.
  3. Xiàndài Hànyǔ fāngyán dà cídiǎn: fēn juàn běn mùlù 《现代汉语方言大词典》分卷本目录 [Great Dictionary of Modern Chinese Dialects: volume catalog]. Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
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