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Educational Linguistics

Explorations into Chinese as a Second Language

Editors: Kecskes, Istvan (Ed.)

  • Presents research that will help both researchers and practitioners better understand the acquisition, development and use of Chinese as a Second Language and its learners
  • Brings together theory and practice by focusing on theory-building based on practice or theory application in practice
  • Offers contributions from an international group of scholars, which reflects the increasing importance of Chinese as a world language
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This volume explores how linguistic research can support the teaching and learning of Chinese as a second language. It responds to a rapidly growing interest in the Chinese language all over the world, and answers the need for a strong research background for the discipline. Without that, Chinese language learning remains only a unique experience and/or a useful education challenge.

The first section explores crucial issues about the structure and use of Chinese as a Second Language such as word-order, noun-noun compounds, meaning-making in writing, pronunciation and stress and tone. The second section explores the learning of Chinese by seeking answer to questions about difficulties, expectations, beliefs, use of corpus and learning how to express necessity.

The authors coming from eight different countries demonstrate how existing knowledge has been generated, bring together different lines of research, point out tendencies in the field, demonstrate and explain what tools and methods researchers can use to address major issues in the field, and give direction to what future research should focus on.


About the authors

ISTVAN KECSKES is Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York System, USA. He is the President of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA) and the CASLAR (Chinese as a Second Language Research) Association. Dr. Kecskes’ is the founding editor of the journal Intercultural Pragmatics, a book series in Pragmatics as well as the bilingual (Chinese-English) journal CASLAR.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Acquiring and Teaching Chinese Pronunciation

    Třísková, Hana

    Pages 3-30

  • The Comparison of Hungarian and Chinese Phonological Systems: A Pedagogical Perspective

    Ye, Qiuyue (et al.)

    Pages 31-63

  • Analysis of Chinese as Second Language Learners’ Interpretations of Noun-Noun Compounds

    Yang, Shuyi

    Pages 65-82

  • Information Encoding, Mandarin Chinese Word Order and CSLA: A Cognitive-Functional Account

    Morbiato, Anna

    Pages 83-107

  • Construing CSL Writing as Meaning-Making: A Genre-Based Approach

    Cheng, Fei-Wen

    Pages 111-139

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54027-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54026-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Explorations into Chinese as a Second Language
Editors
  • Istvan Kecskes
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54027-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54027-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54026-9
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 224
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations
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