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  • Encoding and Decoding of Emotional Speechby Aijun Li

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 103.84

    ​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...

  • Mandarin Development of Indonesian Immigrants’ Childrenby Jenny Yi-chun Kuo

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 95.49

    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...

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

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 95.49

    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...

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

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 95.49

    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...

  • Post-Lingual Chinese Language Learningby Jinghe Han

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 51.32

    This book presents a thought-provoking challenge to mainstream theories of second language learning. Focusing on Chinese Hanzi, a self-sufficient meaning-making system that operates via visual shape and the logic built into its formation, it analyses ‘post-lingual’ pedagogy. The author examines this ‘language beyond language’ or linguistic theories,... more...

  • Red-light Novels of the late Qingby Chloë Starr

    BRILL 2007; US$ 151.00

    Chloë Starr's book offers a comprehensive literary reading of six nineteenth-century Chinese red-light novels and assesses how and why they alter our view of late Qing fiction and the authorial self. more...

  • The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of Chinaby Lu Xun

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 18.32

    Lu Xun (Lu Hsun) is arguably the greatest writer of modern China, and is considered by many to be the founder of modern Chinese literature. Lu Xun's stories both indict outdated Chinese traditions and embrace China's cultural richness and individuality. This volume presents brand-new translations by Julia Lovell of all of Lu Xun's stories, including... more...

  • Space and Quantification in Languages of Chinaby Dan Xu; Jingqi Fu

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 103.84

    This volume provides general linguists with new data and analysis on languages spoken in China regarding various aspects of space and quantification, using different approaches. Contributions by researchers from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, the United States and Australia offer insights on aspects of language ranging from phonology and... more...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 103.84

    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...

  • Explorations into Chinese as a Second Languageby Istvan Kecskes

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.49

    This volume explores how linguistic research can support the teaching and learning of Chinese as a second language. It responds to a rapidly growing interest in the Chinese language all over the world, and answers the need for a strong research background for the discipline. Without that, Chinese language learning remains only a unique experience... more...