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  • The Birth of Twentieth-Century Chinese Literatureby Yu Gao; Guicang Li

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 148.68

    This study makes a linguistic case for the twentieth century revolution in Chinese language and literature. It offers a history of reform and change in the Chinese language throughout the country’s history, and focuses on the concept of ‘baihua’, a language reform movement championed by Hu Shi and other scholars which laid the foundation for the May... more...

  • Innovation in Language Learning and Teachingby Hayo Reinders; David Nunan; Bin Zou

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 94.48

    This book evaluates the origins of processes of change in language teaching in China, and the factors influencing their success. Examining diverse experiences and drawing on the perspectives of academics from the top institutions in the country, the authors analyse the complex interplay between global and local influences on language policies. Encouraging... more...

  • Post-Lingual Chinese Language Learningby Jinghe Han

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 50.78

    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...

  • Interculturality in Chinese Language Educationby Tinghe Jin; Fred Dervin

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 94.48

    This book calls for a change in the way interculturality is introduced in Chinese language education, while the demand for Chinese language teaching increases around the world. The concept of culture – as in the phrase ‘Chinese culture’ – has often been one of the main emphases of Chinese language education, providing students with facts about China... more...

  • Explorations into Chinese as a Second Languageby Istvan Kecskes

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    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...

  • A Study of Attitudes of Dialect Speakers Towards the Speak Mandarin Campaign in Singaporeby Patrick Chin Leong Ng

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 50.78

    This book makes an original contribution to the fields of sociolinguistics, language planning policy and Chinese language studies. It examines the effectiveness of the Singapore’s Speak Mandarin Campaign in changing the language use of dialect speakers towards Mandarin.Singapore may be only “a small red dot” and barely visible on the world’s map.... more...

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

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 94.48

    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$ 94.48

    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$ 94.48

    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$ 50.78

    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...