I know that the Chinese ministry of education did release a lot of authoritative books on how characters should be simplified, how their stroke orders should be, and other similar stuff. But it doesn't seem like the ministry released anything related to measure words.
So is there any authoritative work that gives for a word what measure words can be applied to it and what meaning does it imply? And also the reverse, a list of all measure words and with what kinds of words they should be use with? In English or in Chinese?
For instance, take the word 专辑:
- 一张专辑, an actual album object (e.g. as a CD album)
- 一种专辑, an album title
- 一部专辑, an album taken as a piece of art
Then the measure word 款: used to design a software as a piece of work, comparable to 部 when used to single out pieces of art.