Essays about: "Mandarin"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 essays containing the word Mandarin.

  1. 1. The Perpetual Colonial Situation: Language and Dominance in Taiwan

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Tsung-Ting Chen; [2019-02-04]
    Keywords : language policy; colonialism; Hoklo; Mandarin; sociology; habitus; field; capital; Taiwan; China;

    Abstract : In Taiwan today, 96% of the population speaks Mandarin. Yet, Mandarin speakers were rare, if not totally absent, on the island before 1945. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Event construal in the auditory and visual modalities: A crosslinguistic study of placement events in Mandarin Chinese and German

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

    Author : Vera Trojansky; [2018]
    Keywords : Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This study investigates whether event construal of placement events varies between Mandarin Chinese and German speakers by comparing how native speakers of the respective languages speak and gesture about placement events. It has been argued that there are universal constraints on how languages encode placement events. READ MORE

  4. 4. The dilemmas of Mother Tongue Education : The integration of curriculum theory and practice: Chinese Mandarin and Spanish mother tongue teachers’ experiences in Sweden.

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik

    Author : Beatrice Hernandez; [2018]
    Keywords : language; Mother Tongue Education; curriculum theory; multilingualism; bilingualism; multiculturalism; identity;

    Abstract : This study aims to gain a broader view, within the frame of a comparative international perspective, of the relationship and dilemmas between the theoretical visions of the curriculum and their applicability in practice by mother tongue teachers within the current organizational structures and given resources. The research uses a qualitative and comparative method and semi-structured interviews of ten mother tongue teachers, five Chinese Mandarin and five Spanish, teaching Compulsory School level 7 to 9 in Sweden. READ MORE

  5. 5. The hierarchy of Chinese grammar: A cross-sectional study of L2 Chinese within Processability Theory

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Magnus Brolin; [2017]
    Keywords : PT; Processability Theory; Second Language Acquisition; SLA; Chinese; Mandarin; Swedish; grammar; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Processability Theory (PT) is a well-established theoretical framework within the field of Second Language Acquisition, which describes the development of acquiring language as a process of acquiring procedural skills. The procedural skills are necessary for the learner being able to process different grammatical structures of the target language, and these are obtained by the learner through available input and the given learning device. READ MORE