ERIC Number: ED511014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 0
Research among Learners of Chinese as a Foreign Language. Chinese Language Teachers Association Monograph Series. Volume IV
Everson, Michael E., Ed.; Shen, Helen H., Ed.
National Foreign Language Resource Center at University of Hawaii
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. Following an Editor's introduction by Michael E. Everson & Helen H. Shen, this book contains the following studies: (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 Proficiency Level on Word Association Among Learners of Chinese as a Second Language (Chan Lu); (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); and (8) Intermediate Distance Learners of Chinese Look Back: A Survey Study (Isabel Tasker).
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Languages, Second Language Learning, English, Adult Students, Mandarin Chinese, Language Skill Attrition, Grammar, Receptive Language, Form Classes (Languages), Language Proficiency, Knowledge Level, Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Writing (Composition), Reading, Distance Education, Recall (Psychology)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. National Foreign Language Resource Center.