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The book co-edited by Istvan Kecskes (SUNY) and Chaofen Sun (Standford) was published by Routledge in 2017.


Title: Key Issues in Chinese as a Second Language Research

Editors: Istvan Kecskes (SUNY) and Chaofen Sun (Stanford)

Table of Contents

Part I. SLA Theories as Related to Chinese

Chapter 1 The Theoretical Landscape of Second Language Acquisition

                ZhaoHong Han (Columbia University, USA)

Part II. Chinese Phonology

Chapter 2 De-stress in Mandarin: Clitics, Cliticoids and Phonetic Chunks        

                Hana Třísková (Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)

Chapter 3 The Effects of Tonal Markedness in Second Language Chinese Tones

                Hang Zhang (George Washington University, USA)

Chapter 4 From Phonological Studies to Teaching Mandarin Tone: Some Perspectives on the Revision of the Tonal


                Carlotta Sparvoli (University College Cork, Ireland)


Part III. Semantic Aspects and Vocabulary

Chapter 5 Adjectival Category

                Giorgio Francesco Arcodia (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

                Bianca Basciano (Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy)

Chapter 6 Chinese Vocabulary Acquisition and Teaching: Basic Concepts and Research Results

                Chiara Romagnoli (Roma Tre University, Italy)


Part IV. Chinese Grammar

Chapter 7 The Grammar of Chinese Nouns

                Chaofen Sun (Stanford University, USA)

Chapter 8 Acquisition of Word Order in Chinese as a Foreign Language: Replication and Extension

                Wenying Jiang (University of Queensland, Australia)

Chapter 9 The Instantiation of Binding Through Pragmatic and Syntactic Processes

                Darcy Sperlich (National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan)

Chapter 10 L2 Acquisition of Aspect in Mandarin Chinese

                  Feng-hsi Liu (University of Arizona, USA)


Part V. Pragmatic Aspects

Chapter 11 Development of Pragmatic Competence: Compliment Responses by L2 Learners of Chinese

                  Xiaoping Gao (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Chapter 12 Intercultural Communicative Competence and Emotion Amongst Second Language Learners of Chinese

                  Wei-Lin Melody Chang (University of Queensland, Australia)  

                  Michael Haugh (University of Queensland, Australia)

Chapter 13 Foundations for Content Learning in Chinese: Beyond the European Base

                 Jane Orton (University of Melbourne, Australia)

                 Yin Zhang (Auburn High School, Victoria, Australia)

                 Xia Cui (University of Melbourne, Australia)