Research in Chinese as a Second Language

Research in Chinese as a Second Language

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The rapidly growing interest in Chinese language teaching has not resulted in the development of a strong research framework for the discipline. The book addresses this gap by drawing together research from international scholars working in the field of Chinese as a second language research. The volume is organized in three sections: Research Base for Practice, Integrating Culture and Language and Acquisition of Language Structures. One of the central contributions of the book is that each paper brings together theory and practice. Thus the book is recommended to both researchers and language practitioners.Abstract: Mastering the phonological challenges of Chinese is vital for foreign learnersa#39; practical success in ... To create such a base, this paper presents a synthesis of recent research findings and established knowledge in the ... 1. Introduction. Both spoken and written Chinese language present the Western learner with significant challenges involving the very core of competence in oracy and literacy.

Title:Research in Chinese as a Second Language
Author:Istvan Kecskes
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2013-05-28


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