Mandarin Development of Indonesian Immigrants’ Children

A Longitudinal Study in Taiwan

Authors: Kuo, Jenny Yi-Chun

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  • Analyzes Mandarin phonological, lexical and syntactic development in the children of Indonesian mothers
  • Compares Mandarin development in children of Indonesian, Taiwanese and Vietnamese mothers
  • Provides an explanation for the mixed results of research on language development in children of immigrants
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This book summarizes the results a three-year longitudinal project on Mandarin development among children of Indonesian mothers, the second largest non-Mandarin speaking immigrant group in Taiwan. These children were acquiring their first language while interacting primarily with a non-native learner of the language. The book discusses phonological, lexical and syntactic development to provide a better understanding of the language development of the children of immigrants and has important implications for language education policy and language acquisition theories.

About the authors

Jenny Yichun Kuo is faculty member in the Department of Foreign Languages at the National Chiayi University. She received a PhD in linguistics from the University of Minnesota in 2003.  Her research interests include first and second language acquisition, language and cognition. She has been undertaking research on the children of immigrants in Taiwan for 12 years. Below are two examples of  her related publications. 
Kuo, Jenny Yichun. (2008). Mandarin Acquisition by Children of Vietnamese Mothers in Taiwan. Taipei: Crane. ISBN 978-986-147-282-9.
Kuo, Jenny Yichun (2015). Lexical Development by Children of Thai Immigrants in Taiwan. Studies in English Language and Literature, 35, 241-252.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Hardcover $109.99
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Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mandarin Development of Indonesian Immigrants’ Children
Book Subtitle
A Longitudinal Study in Taiwan
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1035-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1035-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1033-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9311-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 154
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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