Advances in Chinese As a Second Language: Acquisition and by Nan Jiang

By Nan Jiang

This publication is a set of thirteen empirical stories interpreting the purchase and processing of chinese language as a moment language. at the acquisition entrance, those stories discover the purchase of constructions corresponding to the perfective marker le, wh-questions, bei- structures, and naked nouns, and view the standards which can impact acquisition equivalent to newcomers' heritage, anxiousness, and guide. Processing reviews hide issues akin to the id of chinese language tones, the popularity of characters, the processing of compounds and relative clauses, and the expression of movement occasions. lots of those stories characterize pioneering and state-of-the-art study on their respective subject matters, and all can be of curiosity to scholars and students who're attracted to the examine of acquisition and processing of chinese language as a moment language.

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This means student-teacher interactions are more likely to be directly relevant to daily life and communicative rather than formal and corrective. This result and the weak correlation between le and basic living (discussed in the previous section) supports the view that le acquisition is not strongly influenced by daily communication, at least not in the short term. However, instructors in SA programs do not eat with their students. The background observations suggest students benefit just as much by meeting and talking with instructors on campus or in the shared dormitory.

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