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  • Chinese Lexical Semanticsby Minghui Dong; Jingxia Lin; Xuri Tang

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 84.57

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the 17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2016, held in Singapore, Singapore, in May 2016. The 70 regular papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 182 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: lexicon and morphology,... more...

  • Mandarin Competence of Chinese-English Bilingual Preschoolersby Hock Huan Goh

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 84.57

    This book provides readers with a detailed sketch of the Mandarin competence of Chinese children in Singapore from different home language backgrounds. Their Mandarin competence is defined in terms of lexical diversity, syntactic complexity and code-switching tendency. The findings presented show that there are statistical differences in lexical diversity... more...

  • The Humanities in Contemporary Chinese Contextsby Evelyn T. Y. Chan; Michael O'Sullivan

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 84.57

    This book brings together the perspectives of eminent and emerging scholars on contemporary issues relevant to the practice, pedagogy and institutionalization of the humanities in the three Chinese contexts of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China. It addresses the need to investigate how humanities discussions, often exclusively drawn from, and grounded... more...

  • Parts of Speech in Mandarinby Candice Chi-Hang Cheung

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 45.45

    This book offers a comprehensive survey of the major parts of speech in Mandarin. Seeking to identify the sets of universal and language-specific categories, it compares the range of categories available in Mandarin and the Indo-European languages and establishes six universal categories ? nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions... more...

  • Mandarin Development of Indonesian Immigrants? Childrenby Jenny Yi-Chun Kuo

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 84.57

    This book summarizes the results a three-year longitudinal project on Mandarin development among children of Indonesian mothers, the second largest non-Mandarin speaking immigrant group in Taiwan. These children were acquiring their first language while interacting primarily with a non-native learner of the language. The book discusses phonological,... more...

  • Chinese Lexical Semanticsby Qin Lu; Helena Hong Gao

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 81.40

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereedpost-workshop proceedings of the 16th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW2015, held in Beijing, China, in May 2015. The 64 regular and 4 short papers included in this volumewere carefully reviewed and selected from 248 submissions. They are organizedin topical sections named: lexical semantics;... more...

  • Chinese Language Education in the United Statesby Jiening Ruan; Jie Zhang; Cynthia B. Leung

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 91.98

    This book offers historical, philosophical, and sociocultural perspectives on Chinese language education for speakers of other languages with a special focus on Chinese language education in the United States. It provides a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary look at changes in CFL/CSL education over time in China and the U.S. and the philosophical,... more...

  • Exploring Innovative Pedagogy in the Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Languageby Robyn Moloney; Hui Ling Xu

    Springer Singapore 2015; US$ 91.98

    Teachers of Chinese as a foreign language in many international contexts are searching for pedagogic solutions to promote effective learning. Models of innovative and successful approaches are urgently needed. This volume presents a collection of compelling and empirically rich research studies that showcases innovative developments in the practice... more...

  • Encoding and Decoding of Emotional Speechby Aijun Li

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 91.98

    ?This book addresses the subject of emotional speech, especially its encoding and decoding process during interactive communication, based on an improved version of Brunswik?s Lens Model. The process is shown to be influenced by the speaker?s and the listener?s linguistic and cultural backgrounds, as well as by the transmission channels used. Through... more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chineseby Richard Xiao; Paul Rayson; Tony McEnery

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 41.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Mandarin Chinese, providing a list of the 5,000 words and the 2,000 Chinese characters (simplified) most commonly used in the language. Based on a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary... more...