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LINGUIST List 24.932

Thu Feb 21 2013

Books: Learning Chinese: Duff, Anderson, Ilnyckyj, VanGaya, Wang, Yates (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Feb-2013
From: Linda Steglich <linda.steglichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Learning Chinese: Duff, Anderson, Ilnyckyj, VanGaya, Wang, Yates (Eds)
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Title: Learning Chinese
Subtitle: Linguistic, Sociocultural, and Narrative Perspectives
Series Title: Trends in Applied Linguistics [TAL] 5
Published: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/177754?format=G

Editor: Patricia Duff
Editor: Tim Anderson
Editor: Roma Ilnyckyj
Editor: Ella VanGaya
Editor: Rachel Tianxuan Wang
Editor: Wang Yates
Electronic: ISBN: 9781934078778 Pages: 322 Price: Europe EURO 69.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781934078761 Pages: 322 Price: Europe EURO 69.95
Abstract:

The acquisition of Mandarin Chinese, one of the most important and widely spoken languages in the world today, is the focus of this innovative study. It describes the rise of Chinese as a global language and the many challenges and opportunities associated with learning it. The collaborative, multiple-case study and cross-case analysis is presented from three distinct but complementary theoretical and analytic perspectives: linguistic, sociocultural, and narrative. The book reveals fascinating dimensions of Chinese language learning based on vivid first-person accounts (with autobiographical narratives included in the book) of adults negotiating not only their own and others' language and literacy learning, but also their identities, communities, and trajectories as users of Chinese.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Language Teaching
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Written In: English (eng)

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