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  1. 1. YOUNG CHINESE LEARNERS’ ATTITUDE TOWARD CODE-SWITCHING IN ENGLISH

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Neda Soghari Vash; [2021-12-29]
    Keywords : English; Code-switching; attitude; English language; Chinese language; young learners; first language; bilingual teaching strategy;

    Abstract : It is quite challenging for young students to learn English as a second language. To alleviate this, supporting teaching methods can be used within English learning classes. Teachers play a significant role in students' learning process. They have the responsibility to provide students appropriate learning experiences and support. READ MORE

  2. 2. PRAGMATIC TRANSFER: A STUDY OF REFUSAL STRATEGIES AMONG CHINESE LEARNERS OF ENGLISH

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Yang Song; [2021-10-04]
    Keywords : English; Cross-cultural refusals; Refusal strategies; Chinese learners of English; Pragmatic transfer; Language proficiency;

    Abstract : The present study aims at exploring how negative pragmatic transfer has affected Chinese learners of English in terms of the completion of cross-cultural refusals and the correlation between their linguistic proficiency and pragmatic competence. The empirical data were collected through an elicitation instrument, i.e. READ MORE

  3. 3. Naïve listeners’ perceptual learning of Chinese tones: The influence of L1 background in prosody and the effect of an auditory-image (AI) training paradigm

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Lili Wen; [2019]
    Keywords : Tone perception; Tone acquisition; Mandarin 声调感知; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The present perceptual learning study was conducted in an attempt to investigate to which extent naïve listeners’ L1 prosodic background affected their learning performance of a lexical tone language and whether an auditory-image (AI) training paradigm curtailed the online-learning process of lexical tones. Thirty-three Mandarin-naïve Swedish-native listeners (NS listeners) and 33 Mandarin-naïve English-native listeners (NE listeners) participated in a behaviour experiment designed to answer the question of whether native listeners of a pitch accent language (NS listeners) had an advantage over native listeners of a non-tonal non-pitch-accent language (NE listeners) in learning to perceive tones in Mandarin Chinese (MC). READ MORE

  4. 4. Inter- and intralingual errors in Chinese students' compositions : A case study

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur (from 2013)

    Author : David Björkegren; [2018]
    Keywords : Second language acquisition; interlingual errors; intralingual errors; Chinese learners of English; Error Analysis; Andraspråksinlärning; förstaspråksinterferens; målspråksinterferens; kinesiska studenters engelska; felanalys;

    Abstract : In this quantitative study, time controlled written English compositions by 39 Chinese university majors of English were analyzed by means of Error Analysis (EA) in order to find out what grammatical errors were made. It investigates errors made by more than one fifth of the participants, in order to see whether they can be ascribed to either interlingual or intralingual influence. READ MORE

  5. 5. A Comparative Study of Shell Nouns in English Academic Writing by Chinese and Swedish Authors

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur (from 2013)

    Author : Yishan Gao; [2018]
    Keywords : shell nouns; academic writing; genre; first language transfer;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to examine factors that influence the use of shell nouns in the writing production by Chinese and Swedish authors. Based on previous studies of shell nouns, this research establishes a theoretical model and a hypothesis is put forward: Though writing in the same genre, Chinese and Swedish authors have different ways of adopting shell nouns partially due to first language transfer. READ MORE