Advances in Chinese As a Second Language: Acquisition and by Nan Jiang

By Nan Jiang

This publication is a set of thirteen empirical stories interpreting the purchase and processing of chinese language as a moment language. at the acquisition entrance, those reviews discover the purchase of constructions reminiscent of the perfective marker le, wh-questions, bei- structures, and naked nouns, and view the criteria which can impact acquisition equivalent to beginners' historical past, anxiousness, and guide. Processing reports disguise subject matters reminiscent of the identity of chinese language tones, the popularity of characters, the processing of compounds and relative clauses, and the expression of movement occasions. a lot of those stories signify pioneering and state-of-the-art study on their respective issues, and all might be of curiosity to scholars and students who're attracted to the research of acquisition and processing of chinese language as a moment language.

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History and Types of CF Error correction has a long and controversial history in the fields of second language acquisition and language teaching. As first and second language acquisition theories have evolved, views on the nature of language learning and the treatment of errors have changed. In the 1950s and 1960s, behaviorists viewed language learning as habit formation, so errors were damaging and should be eradicated immediately. From the late 1950s to 1980s, nativists argued the existence of an innate language acquisition device (LAD) in human brains.

How is the distribution of uptake following teacher’s corrective feedback in the metalinguistic prompts group different from the control group? Method Design The effect of metalinguistic prompts on the acquisition of wh-words was investigated in a quasi-experimental study involving two intact beginning CFL classes that served as the experimental group and control group respectively. Both groups completed a pretest and a posttest. During each testing session, each student completed an oral production task and an untimed error correction task.

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