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Title: Learning Chinese
Subtitle: Linguistic, Sociocultural, and Narrative Perspectives
Edited By: Patricia A. Duff
Tim Anderson
Roma Ilnyckyj
Ella VanGaya
Rachel Tianxuan Wang
Wang Yates
Series Title: Trends in Applied Linguistics [TAL] 5

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Teaching
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781934078761
Pages: 322
Prices: Europe EURO 69.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781934078778
Pages: 322
Prices: Europe EURO 69.95