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Title: Studies in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese 

Ed. by: Han, Zhaohong

Series: Second Language Acquisition

Publication Year: 2014

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Interest in learning Chinese as an additional language has soared worldwide over the last ten years. Yet little is known about the learning process, and much less about what pedagogical strategies might facilitate or, otherwise, hinder it. This book thus aims to further understanding of the acquisition of Chinese as a foreign or second language. It brings together six independent studies which explore aspects of learning Chinese as an additional language across the domains of morphosyntax, pragmatics, cognitive capacity, interactional learning, and instructed learning via a variety of conceptual frameworks and methodological strategies. These studies, as well as the suggestions for future research, will be of great interest to second language acquisition researchers, graduate students and second language teachers of Chinese, as well as to curriculum developers and materials writers.

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Title: Increased Empiricism: Recent Advances in Chinese Linguistics

Series: Studies in Chinese Language and Discourse (Book 2)

Ed.by: Jing-Schmidt Zhuo (University of Oregon)

Publication Year: 2013

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

Increased Empiricism: Recent advances in Chinese Linguistics showcases recent trends in the co-development of theory and empiricism in Chinese linguistics. The volume tackles a wide range of theoretical and empirical problems in multiple subfields including sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, lexical semantics, pragmatics, phonetics and phonology, corpus linguistics, and Chinese second language acquisition. The contributions do not fall neatly into two sections traditionally labeled “theoretical” and “empirical”. Rather, theoretical discussions are buttressed by empirical evidence, and empirical analyses lead to theoretical generalizations. Furthermore, the volume transcends the functional-formal division, showing that empiricism not only empowers functional-typological and sociolinguistic research, but can also have a place in formally oriented linguistic analysis.

URL: https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/scld.2/main

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Title: Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Author: Xiaohong Wen

Publication Year: 2012

Publisher: Peking University Press

The book approaches the topics from the second language acquisition theory, the acquisition process, the psychological process, detailed study of the grammar of the Chinese as a second language acquisition, Chinese characters and reading learning and language learning three aspects. It also discuss the second language learners emotion, motivation research practice, and second language teaching. 

URL: http://www.nanhaibooks.com/ 


 书名:汉语作为第二语言的习得与教学

作者:温晓红

出版时间:2012年11月

出版社:北京大学出版社

《汉语作为第二语言的习得与教学》将汉语作为第二语言的习得研究与汉语教学结合起来,突出其研究性与实用性。对第二语言习得理论做了分析性的介绍,并用实 证研究的方法探讨汉语的语法、语用、字、词习得,以及学习者个体因素对汉语学习的作用。在理论研究的基础卜,提出以学生为中心,以理解为基础,以意义学习 为途径,诱导启发学生在互动中进行汉语学习的教学理念。共八章二十九节,各章节内容联系紧密,但每节又自成一体,可以独立使用。

主页:http://www.nanhaibooks.com/

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Title: Current Issues in Chinese Linguistics

Ed. by: Yun Xiao

            Liang Tao

            Hooi Ling Soh

Publication Year: 2011

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Description: 

Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in the world and one of the very few contemporary languages whose history is documented in an unbroken tradition extending back to the second millennium. Compared with Western languages, Chinese has a typology with distinguished features in sound system, syntax, and discourse that have a strong impact on Chinese linguistics studies and language learning. Drawing on theoretical models from formal and functional linguistics, discourse analysis, computer-assisted corpus studies, language socialization, and second language acquisition, this volume presents new advances and addresses a broad range of current issues in the study of Chinese linguistics with research studies that originated from the proceedings of the 21st North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-21).

As globalization presses on, more and more people are interested in Chinese its history, structure, research, and new developments. This volume aims to be instrumental. Written in a coherent and structured style, each section is concentrated on a particular linguistic area, and each chapter is self-contained with a clear focus and theoretical framework. It will be valuable to linguists, educators, administrators, specialists, teachers and students of Chinese as a native, second, heritage, or foreign language.

URL: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/current-issues-in-chinese-linguistics-16

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Ed. by: Andreas Musolff 

           Fiona MacArthur 

           Giulio Pagani 

Publication Year: 2014

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

Description:

Metaphor and Intercultural Communication examines in detail the dynamics of metaphor in interlingual contact, translation and globalization processes. Its case-studies, which combine methods of cognitive metaphor theory with those of corpus-based and discourse-oriented research, cover contact linguistic and cultural contacts between Chinese, English including Translational English and Aboriginal English, Greek, Kabyle, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish.

Part I introduces readers to practical and methodological problems of the intercultural transfer of metaphor through empirical (corpus-based and experimental) studies of translators' experiences and strategies in dealing with figurative language in a variety of contexts. Part II explores the universality-relativity dimension of cross- and intercultural metaphor on the basis of empirical data from various European and non-European cultures. Part III investigates the socio-economic and political consequences of figurative language use through case studies of communication between aboriginal and mainstream cultures, in the media, in political discourse and gender-related discourses.

Special attention is paid to cases of miscommunication and of deliberate re- and counter-conceptualisation of clichés from one culture into another. The results open new perspectives on some of the basic assumptions of the ‘classic' cognitive paradigm, e.g. regarding metaphor understanding, linguistic relativity and concept-construction.

URL: http://bloomsbury.com/metaphor-and-intercultural-communication-9781441165473/

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