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Reading In Asian Languages

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Author: Kenneth S. Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136682651
Size: 19.45 MB
Format: PDF
Category : EDUCATION
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Book Description: This book refutes the common Western belief that non-alphabetic writing systems (Chinese, Japanese. Korean) are hard to learn or to use, and offers practical theory-based methodology for the teaching of literacy in these languages to first and second language learners.


Reading Asia

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Author: Frans Hüsken
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780700713714
Size: 63.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 338
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Book Description: This volume presents a wide variety of articles in the broad field of Asian Studies, covering the latest results of research within the social sciences and the humanities, reflecting the rich diversity within these areas of research. The contributions stem from research carried out by scholars who are or have been affiliated with the International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden/Amsterdam).


Nominalization In Asian Languages

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Author: Foong Ha Yap
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027287244
Size: 61.81 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 796
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Book Description: Research on nominalization, a process that gives rise to referring expressions, has always played a central role in linguistic investigations. Over the years there has also been growing evidence that nominalization constructions often extend to non-referential domains. They participate in noun-modifying expressions (e.g. genitive and relative clauses), subordinate clauses and topic constructions, finite structures with the nominalizers reanalyzed as TAM markers, and stance constructions with evaluative, attitudinal, evidential and epistemic overtones. This volume brings together historical and crosslinguistic evidence from more than 20 different languages representing six different language families spanning the Asian continent and the Pacific and Indian oceans to elucidate the strategies and grammaticalization pathways that give rise to both referential and non-referential uses of nominalization constructions. This collection highlights the diversity of strategies and at the same time the robust cyclical nature of change within and across languages. The combined diachronic and typological analyses in this volume are particularly valuable for linguistic research on diachronic morphosyntax and linguistic ‘universals’, and are also an important supplementary cross-referencing tool for linguistic investigations of versatile and ubiquitous morphemes in under-documented languages.


Reading The Literatures Of Asian America

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Author: Shirley Lim
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439901212
Size: 53.48 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 395
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Book Description: A unique collection of essays explores the diversity of Asian American literature from the 19th century to the present


The Handbook Of Bilingualism And Multilingualism

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Author: Tej K. Bhatia
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118332415
Size: 40.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 968
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Book Description: **Honored as a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title** Comprising state-of-the-art research, this substantially expanded and revised Handbook discusses the latest global and interdisciplinary issues across bilingualism and multilingualism. Includes the addition of ten new authors to the contributor team, and coverage of seven new topics ranging from global media to heritage language learning Provides extensively revised coverage of bilingual and multilingual communities, polyglot aphasia, creolization, indigenization, linguistic ecology and endangered languages, multilingualism, and forensic linguistics Brings together a global team of internationally-renowned researchers from different disciplines Covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling Assesses the latest issues in worldwide linguistics, including the phenomena and the conceptualization of 'hyperglobalization', and emphasizes geographical centers of global conflict and commerce


Studies In The Historical Phonology Of Asian Languages

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Author: William G. Boltz
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027235740
Size: 58.57 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 249
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Book Description: This volume owes its genesis to a series of lectures on various aspects of the historical phonology of Asian languages, sponsored by the Asian Linguistics Colloquium of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature of the University of Washington, in Seattle. The volume includes papers on both theoretical and applied aspects of Asian linguistics, and topics examined include vowel harmony, dialect variation and "inherent variability," historical reconstruction based on written records, historical reconstruction based on the comparative method, accentology, and language standardization. While some of the papers are comparative in nature, others deal with effects of language contact on phonological systems. Languages and language families dealt with are Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Altaic, Chinese, Uralic, Korean, and Tai.


Language Arts In Asia

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Author: Christina DeCoursey
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443836885
Size: 41.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 445
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Book Description: This volume is the first of a series contributing to the academic study of Language Arts, as an English-language teaching paradigm. Language Arts has been widely used in native English-speaking countries including Australia and New Zealand. Its recent adoption into the second-language teaching curriculum in Hong Kong, as well as similar initiatives within secondary and tertiary education in mainland China, enhances its interest to scholars studying second-language teaching and learning in Asian contexts. This book offers many papers and discussions of interest to teachers, language professionals, scholars and administrators. Its chapters explore current topics in Language Arts research including trends in the rapprochment of stylistics and linguistics, teaching approaches and learning outcomes. At the same time, they offer diverse theoretical and methodological aproaches, of interest to the practitioner and policy-maker as well as the researcher. The value of this volume lies particularly in strengthening the theoretical and methodological foundations of Language Arts. The use of literature and the arts in humanist education has a long history within Europe, being traditionally appreciated for its ability to transform leaders, instill finer sensibilities and question social ills. In its postcolonial incarnations, as the traditional subject areas were informed by critical and linguistic theories, language arts subject areas were less often used, as they were understood to offer opportunities to analyse their functions as apology for leaders, coopting the young, and pacifying dissent but less often used to teach second language skills. Language Arts curricula arising since the 1980s have increasingly embraced authentic voices, styles and genres. Contemporary Language Arts curricula use literature to teach reading-based and communication skills, in conjunction with critical and creative thinking. The movement of English-language education beyond native English shores has placed Language Arts into a World Englishes frame, and therefore its curricula have included the teaching ethics, civics and intercultural sensitivity. The explosion of media and digital communications of the 1990s led to the adoption of media literacy as a crucial Language Arts skill. As digital innovations continue to impact the teaching of English, Language Arts has adopted multiliteracies. These developments are represented in the papers included in this volume.


Processing East Asian Languages

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Author: Hsuan-Chih Chen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780863776601
Size: 73.94 MB
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Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 326
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Book Description: This volume presents an exciting sample of the most recent research on the processing of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.