The Acquisition of L2 Mandarin Prosody: From experimental studies to pedagogical practice (Bilingual Processing and Acquisition 1)

The Acquisition of L2 Mandarin Prosody: From experimental studies to pedagogical practice (Bilingual Processing and Acquisition 1)

By: Chunsheng Yang (author)Hardback

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This book examines the acquisition of L2 Mandarin prosody, a less explored area in SLA. While acknowledging that tone acquisition is one of the most important aspects in acquiring L2 Mandarin phonology, the book demonstrates that phrase- and utterance-level prosody is equally important. Specifically, this book discusses the acquisition of Mandarin lexical tones and utterance-level prosody, the interaction of tones and intonation, the acquisition of Tone 3 sandhis, the temporal differences between L1 and L2 Mandarin discourse, and the relationship between intelligibility, comprehensibility and foreign accent perception in L2 Chinese. In addition, a whole chapter is exclusively devoted to the pedagogy of L2 Mandarin prosody. Studies in this book further our understanding of speech prosody in L1 and L2 and showcase the interesting interaction of phonetics, phonology, and pedagogy in SLA. This book will be of great interest to SLA researchers and graduate students, applied linguists, Chinese linguists, and Chinese practitioners.


1. Acknowledgements; 2. List of Figures; 3. List of Tables; 4. Chapter 1. Introduction; 5. Chapter 2. Prosody of Mandarin Chinese and English; 6. Chapter 3. L2 acquisition of Mandarin tones; 7. Chapter 4. Acquisition of utterance-level prosody in L2 Mandarin Chinese; 8. Chapter 5. Perception of Mandarin tones and intonation by American L2 learners; 9. Chapter 6. Acquisition of Mandarin Tone 3 sandhi: Interaction of phonology, phonetics, and pedagogy; 10. Chapter 7. Temporal cues of discourse boundaries in L1/L2 Mandarin speech; 11. Chapter 8. Intelligibility, comprehensibility, and foreign accent in L2 Mandarin Chinese; 12. Chapter 9. From research to practice: Training of L2 Mandarin prosody; 13. Chapter 10. Conclusion; 14. References; 15. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027243713
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 175
  • ID: 9789027243713
  • weight: 465
  • ISBN10: 9027243719

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