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Chinese Language Learning Sciences

Chinese for Specific and Professional Purposes

Theory, Pedagogical Applications, and Practices

Editors: Tao, Hongyin, Chen, Howard Hao-Jan (Eds.)

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  • First major English-language book on Chinese for Specific/Professional Purposes
  • Covers both theoretical and practical issues such as language teaching
  • Addresses a diverse range of topics, methodologies, and theoretical perspectives on Chinese for Specific/Professional Purposes
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About this book

This book, likely the first of its kind in the English language, explores Chinese for specific and professional purposes (CSP) in terms of theorizing and developing practical applications for language teaching and learning. While research in language for specific purposes is thriving for languages such as English, there has been comparatively little such research conducted for Chinese. This volume attempts to fill the gap by bringing together practitioners from a broad international scholarly community, who share common interests yet diverse orientations. 
Seventeen papers are included, and address four broad thematic categories: (1) academic Chinese, (2) business Chinese, (3) Chinese for medicine and health care, and (4) Chinese for other broadly defined services and industries (diplomacy, tourism, wine-tasting, etc.). Representing the state of the art in CSP research, the book offers an indispensable guide for anyone interested in theoretical and practical issues in this area of applied Chinese language studies.

About the authors

Hongyin Tao is a Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining UCLA, he taught at the National University of Singapore and Cornell University. His areas of expertise include Chinese linguistics, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics. His recent books include Working with Spoken Chinese (2011), Chinese under Globalization (co-edited with Jin Liu, 2011), and Integrating Linguistic Research with Chinese Language Teaching and Learning (edited volume, 2016). His research is supported by the US Department of Education. He was the 2014 President of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA, is a Distinguished Chair Professor at National Taiwan Normal University, and serves on the editorial boards of more than twenty journals, including Chinese Language and Discourse, the Heritage Language Journal, and Contemporary Chinese Linguistics.
Hao-Jan Howard Chen is a Professor of Applied Linguistics and Chair of the English Department at National Taiwan Normal University. His areas of expertise include computer-assisted language learning, corpus linguistics and applied linguistics. He has also served as Director of National Taiwan Normal University’s Mandarin Training Center for four years. He has published extensively on computer-assisted language learning and corpus linguistics. He also serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Computer Assisted Language Learning, English Teaching and Learning, and the International Journal of Digital Learning Technology. Lastly, he manages the Cool English website, a website for English learning supported by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, which currently has more than 85,000 registered users.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • From Construction of Meanings to Meaning Design: A Literacy- and Genre-Focused Approach to Academic Chinese

    Pages 3-24

    Wang, Haidan

  • Teaching Chinese Metadiscourse in University Lectures: The Case of Jiushi (就是)

    Pages 25-51

    Li, Vincent Yi-Lun (et al.)

  • How Citation Is Signaled: A Corpus-Based Study on Reporting Verbs in Chinese Academic Papers

    Pages 53-71

    Liu, Rui (et al.)

  • Walking the Garden Path Toward Academic Language: Perspectives from International Students in Chinese Higher Education

    Pages 73-94

    Peng, Yue (et al.)

  • Disfluency in L2 Chinese Academic Oral Presentations and Formulaic Language Instruction

    Pages 95-130

    Liu, Yu

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eBook 71,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-9505-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-9504-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese for Specific and Professional Purposes
Book Subtitle
Theory, Pedagogical Applications, and Practices
Editors
  • Hongyin Tao
  • Howard Hao-Jan Chen
Series Title
Chinese Language Learning Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9505-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9505-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9504-8
Series ISSN
2520-1719
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 409
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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