Research among learners of Chinese as a foreign language

"This book offers something for everyone: the technophiles; the technophobes and the academically minded. It would make a welcome addition to the IT shelf of university language support units and language schools alike." --SYSTEM (2011)

"This volume brings together a collection of studies that is cutting edge in its theory, design, approach, and perspective of teaching and researching Chinese as a foreign language..." --SSLA, 34 (2012)

Cutting-edge in its approach and international in its authorship, this fourth monograph in a series sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association features eight research studies that explore a variety of themes, topics, and perspectives important to a variety of stakeholders in the Chinese language learning community. Employing a wide range of research methodologies, the volume provides data from actual Chinese language learners and will be of value to both theoreticians and practitioners alike. [in English & Chinese]

Contents

Editors’ introduction
Michael E. Everson & Helen H. Shen
1 The Acquisition of the ba Construction by Adult English Speakers
Hang Du
2 Language Attrition in Grammar and Receptive Skills in
Mandarin Chinese
Miao-fen Tseng
3 Analysis of Radical Knowledge Development Among Beginning
CFL Learners
Helen H. Shen
4 The Effects of Word-Knowledge Depth, Part of Speech, and
Profi ciency Level on Word Association Among Learners of
Chinese as a Second Language
Chan Lü
5 See How They Read: An Investigation Into the Cognitive and
Metacognitive Strategies of Nonnative Readers of Chinese
Cecilia Chang
6 Free Recall from Japanese Learners of Chinese
Aiqun Liu
7 Discourse Features and Development in Chinese L2 Writing
Yun Xiao
8 Intermediate Distance Learners of Chinese Look Back:
A Survey Study
Isabel Tasker
About the Contributors

Tagged as research 2006-2010 lctl