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Duff, Patricia / Anderson, Tim / Ilnyckyj, Roma / VanGaya, Ella / Wang, Rachel / Yates, Elliott

Learning Chinese

Linguistic, Sociocultural, and Narrative Perspectives

Series:Trends in Applied Linguistics [TAL] 5

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

79,95 € / $112.00 / £59.99*

Hardcover
Publication Date:
February 2013
ISBN
978-1-934078-76-1
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Overview

Aims and Scope

The acquisition of Mandarin Chinese, one of the most important and widely spoken languages in the world today, is the focus of this innovative study. It describes the rise of Chinese as a global language and the many challenges and opportunities associated with learning it. The collaborative, multiple-case study and cross-case analysis is presented from three distinct but complementary theoretical and analytic perspectives: linguistic, sociocultural, and narrative. The book reveals fascinating dimensions of Chinese language learning based on vivid first-person accounts (with autobiographical narratives included in the book) of adults negotiating not only their own and others' language and literacy learning, but also their identities, communities, and trajectories as users of Chinese.

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Details

23 x 15.5 cm
xv, 322 pages
18 Tables
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Monograph
Keyword(s):
Applied Linguistics; Chinese Language; Autobiography; Narrative; Second and Foreign Language Acquisition; Language Learning

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Patricia Duff, Tim Anderson, Roma Ilnyckyj, Ella VanGaya,Rachel Tianxuan Wang, Elliott Yates.

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