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Advances in Chinese as a Second Language

Acquisition and Processing

Editor(s): Nan Jiang
Contributors: Dr. Binnan Gao, Shuyi Yang, Dr. Fangyuan Yuan, Yaqiong Wang, Sha Huang, Dr. Liping Feng, Dr. Haiyong Liu,

Book Description

This book is a collection of 13 empirical studies examining the acquisition and processing of Chinese as a second language. On the acquisition front, these studies explore the acquisition of structures such as the perfective marker le, wh-questions, bei- constructions, and bare nouns, and examine the factors that may affect acquisition such as learners’ background, anxiety, and instruction. Processing studies cover topics such as the identification of Chinese tones, the recognition of characters, the processing of compounds and relative clauses, and the expression of motion events.

Many of these studies represent pioneering and cutting-edge research on their respective topics, and all will be of interest to students and scholars who are interested in the study of acquisition and processing of Chinese as a second language.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5346-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5346-1
Date of Publication: 01/01/2014
Pages / Size: 310 / A5
Price: £49.99


Dr Nan Jiang is Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland. His research interests cover L2 lexical, semantic, and morphosyntactic development among adult learners of English and Chinese as a second language and bilingual language processing.