ERIC Number: EJ425842
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Semantics and Discourse in Chinese Language Selection.
Chu, Chauncey C.
Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, v25 n3 p15-29 Oct 1990
Argues that translation can be an effective learning tool for English speakers learning Chinese if semantic and discourse analysis are incorporated. Examples are given to illustrate various problems in such translation, including the division between state and action verbs, and the nonuse of -LE with verbs in past meaning. (15 references) (JL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A