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  • Parts of Speech in Mandarinby Candice Chi-Hang Cheung

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 54.99

    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$ 109.00

    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$ 131.00

    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$ 129.00

    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$ 129.00

    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$ 129.00

    ?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...

  • Identity and Theatre Translation in Hong Kongby Shelby Kar-yan Chan

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    In this book, Shelby Chan examines the relationship between theatre translation and identity construction against the sociocultural background that has led to the popularity of translated theatre in Hong Kong. A statistical analysis of the development of translated theatre is presented, establishing a correlation between  its popularity and major... more...

  • The History of Modern Chinese Grammar Studiesby Peter Peverelli

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book discusses the way Chinese scholars developed a national grammar. Chinese didn?t develop grammar until China?s contact with Western grammar books in the 19th Century. The first indigenous grammar was published in 1889. It included some traditional notions, but mainly imitated European grammar. It was followed by a number of other similar... more...

  • Perception and Production of Mandarin Tones by Native Speakers and L2 Learnersby Bei Yang

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    Tones are the most challenging aspect of learning Chinese as a second language, and L2 learners? perceptual categories differ in important and fascinating ways from those of native speakers. This book explores the relationship between tone perception and production among native speakers and non-native learners as illustrated in the experiments the... more...