By Nan Jiang

This ebook is a set of thirteen empirical reviews studying the purchase and processing of chinese language as a moment language. at the acquisition entrance, those reports discover the purchase of buildings reminiscent of the perfective marker le, wh-questions, bei- buildings, and naked nouns, and view the criteria that can impact acquisition comparable to rookies' historical past, nervousness, and guideline. Processing experiences hide themes corresponding to the id of chinese language tones, the popularity of characters, the processing of compounds and relative clauses, and the expression of movement occasions. lots of those reviews symbolize pioneering and state of the art study on their respective themes, and all might be of curiosity to scholars and students who're attracted to the examine of acquisition and processing of chinese language as a moment language.

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