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Adventures in Mandarin Chinese: The Fox and The Goat

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Author: Sam Song
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 140 pages
Summary:
In the first several years of life, children learn a few words that become a solid groundwork for their language in life. Also children love stories, which are a very important part of language learning. Hence, in the process, the nature of children stories has shown us a successful way to build a foundation in order to learn the language successfully. For the same goal, this series of books are written in a special way that provides readers with the easiest entry point into the Chinese language and also helps readers establish a strong foundation through well-known fables and their entertaining Chinese characters.
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Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary

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Author: Rick Harbaugh
Publisher: Yale University Press (1999)
Binding: Paperback, 544 pages
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This dictionary is designed to help students understand, appreciate and remember Chinese characters. It has the following features: -Every character entry includes a brief traditional Chinese etymology. -Genealogical charts highlight the connections between characters, showing the creation of more than 4000 characters from less than 200 simple pictographs and ideographs. -Mandarin standards in China and Taiwan are distinguished. -Simplified forms for each character are given. -Character entries list all words which use the character in any position, allowing a word to be found even if the first character is unknown. -English definitions are referenced in an English-Chinese index. -A word pronunciation index allows students to directly search for an overheard word without having to guess the initial character. -A stroke count index lists every character by number of strokes.
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Learning the Less Commonly Taught Languages

Author: Galal L. R Walker,Scott McGinnis
Publisher: Ohio State University, Foreign Language Publications
Binding: Paperback, 22pages
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Offered Online Details: This monograph is volume I of the Pathways to Advanced Skills series, dedicated to teaching and learning less commonly taught languages. The following topics are covered: Principal Consideration Conditions for Learning LCTLs Adaptations to Local Conditions The Impact of Collective Wisdom on Individual Practitioners
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Chinese Pedagogy: An Emerging Field

Author: Scott McGinnis,Scott McGinnis
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications & Services
Binding: Paperback, 326pages
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View all Pathways books Details: Author(s): Scott McGinnis, Editor Type: Book Details: Contents: CH. 1 Toward a Communicative Model for Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: Exploring Some New Possibilities CH. 2 Reinventing Language Fields: The Chinese Case CH. 3 Tonal Distinction Errors by Beginning Chinese Language Students: A Comparative Study of American English and Japanese Native Speaker CH. 4 Exploiting Background Knowledge in the Development of Chinese Pedagogical Reading Materials CH. 5 Acquisition of Modal Particles in Chinese Second Language Learners CH. 6 Class Plan for Teaching Chinese as a Functional Language CH. 7 Starting a Secondary School Chinese Program CH. 8 Designing an Intensive Chinese Curriculum CH. 9 Citizens of a Global Village: Information Technology and Chinese Language Instruction--A Search for Standards CH. 10 A Review of Some Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Software for Chinese CH. 11 Linguistically Accurate and Culturally Appropriate: The Use of Authentic Video in Chinese Language Instruction
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NFLC Guide for Basic Chinese Language Programs

Author: National Foreign Language Resource Cente
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications
Binding: Paperback, 196pages
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The guide tends to assist in the creation of new Chinese language programs. It incorporates a set of informed and explicit assumptions about learning and teaching the language that underlie the creation of a syllabus and the pedagogical practices involved in implementing it. The target readership includes Chinese language teachers and program administrators.
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Difficult Characters Interdisciplinary Studies of Chinese and Japanese Writing

Author: Mary S. Erbaugh
Publisher: Ohio State Univ Foreign Language
Binding: Paperback, 285pages
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Mary S. Erbaugh has compiled this volume to examine the so-called "ideographic myth" from a variety of perspectives. Through this multidisciplinary collection of articles, we learn how the myth has come about, what sort of theory and empirical evidence have been generated to refute it, and how this myth has stubbornly persisted to hamper progress in a number of scholarly areas. But perhaps most importantly, this volume presents in a detailed manner how different academic disciplines go about analyzing historical and empirical data in order to arrive at new knowledge.
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The Historical Evolution of Chinese Languages and Scripts: Zhongguo Yu Wen Di Shi Dai Yan Jin

Author: Youguang Zhou
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications
Binding: Paperback, 213pages
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This bilingual text by Zhou Youguang (in Chinese) with English translation by Zhang Liqing makes it easier for English speakers to gain advanced level skills in East Asian languages. It also exposes learners at or above intermediate skill levels to the vocabulary and discourses of academic disciplines and provides entries into discussions with oral and written presentations in these concentrations. This concise treatment of a field is done by an excellent scholar with outstanding English translation. This book offers an overview of a particular situation regarding the development and problems concerning Chinese languages and scripts. John DeFrancis recommends in the Foreword to this text: "This fact-filled but by no means dry compendium, the contents of which are easily accessible thanks to a good, detailed index, deserves a place on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the languages and scripts of China." This is an ideal book for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses dealing with Chinese languages and scripts.
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Eat Shandong: From Personal Experience to a Pedagogy of a Second Culture

Author: Eric Shepherd
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications
Binding: Paperback, 296pages
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This book examines the "celebratory," ritualistic and pragmatic functions that Shandong yanxi, or banquets, serve in games of gaining social status in the contemporary Shandong social milieu. Yanxi are a highly ritualized form of performance in which enormous amounts of social capital, and energy are invested. Shandong yanxi are conducted to celebrate such important social occasions as weddings and engagements; festivals; birthdays; sending a friend or relative off on a journey, and welcoming a traveler home from a journey. Although highly festive in nature, these performances play a more serious and pragmatic role in Shandong society as a field of play for the game of gaining social status.
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Performed Culture: An Approach to East Asian Language Pedagogy

Author: Matthew B. Christensen
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications
Binding: paperback, 255pages
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This book is a general introduction to the performed culture approach, which trains students how to express themselves in a way that native speakers of the target culture feel appropriate in given situations. Target readership includes Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language teachers and graduate students.
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The Pedagogy of Performing Another Culture

Author: Galal Walker
Publisher: Foreign Language Publications
Binding: paperback, pages
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The Pedagogy of Performing Another Culture is a collection of papers which examine theoretical and practical problems encountered in Chinese pedagogy today. Compared with other works in the same field, the greatest attribute of this book lies in its in-depth discussion of the "Performed Culture" pedagogical approached developed by Dr. Galal Walker at The Ohio State University. This book is an essential primer towards understanding and application of the "Performed Culture" approach as well as a foundation for the further advancement of pedagogical approaches that use culture as the focal point.
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