ERIC Number: ED105774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Contrastive Study of English and Mandarin Chinese.
Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.
This contrastive analysis of English and Mandarin Chinese is designed to introduce ESL teachers to many of the fundamental differences between Chinese and English. This material is intended to assist the teacher in defining the problems that Chinese speakers are likely to have in learning English. The introduction includes information on the various dialects and subdialects of Chinese. Part one deals with phonology, including segmental and suprasegmental features. Part two deals with morphology, part three with sentence patterns, part four with verb phrases, and part five with noun phrases. Part six discusses vocabulary problems Chinese speakers encounter in learning English. (AM)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Adverbs, Contrastive Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Determiners (Languages), English (Second Language), Form Classes (Languages), Grammar, Idioms, Interference (Language), Intonation, Mandarin Chinese, Morphology (Languages), Nouns, Phrase Structure, Sentence Structure, Structural Analysis, Suffixes, Suprasegmentals, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs, Vocabulary
Director, Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, CA 93940 (with specific permission)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.