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Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 31 avhandlingar innehållade orden Chinese language.

  1. 1. Age and Constraints on Language Learning : First Language Retention and Second Language Acquisition in International Adoptees

    Författare :Gunnar Norrman; Emanuel Bylund Spångberg; Guillaume Thierry; Janet Werker; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; bilingualism; critical period; electroencephalography; event-related potentials; first language retention; international adoption; phonology; second language acquisition; tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis investigates the influence of age of acquisition on the long-term second language development of international adoptees. Because age of acquisition typically coincides with the onset of bilingualism, the study of maturational age effects in second language acquisition has been empirically and conceptually entangled with changes in language input and use. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Enhancing intercultural communication in teaching chinese as a foreign language : An action research study

    Författare :Wei Hing Ip; Shui Duen Chan; Xu Shi; Yuet Hung Cecilia Chan; Högskolan Dalarna; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Intercultural communication; Chinese as a foreign language education; language acquisition; action research; flipped classroom approach; culture in language learning; Intercultural Studies; Interkulturella studier;

    Sammanfattning : Over the past few decades, the rapid development of information communication technology, internationalization and globalization worldwide have required a shift in the focus of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) towards competence in intercultural communication in which the role of culture in the acquisition of CFL and in the pragmatic use of the language is emphasized and promoted. However, most of the current research in this academic area remains only on a theoretical level. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Imagineering Place : The Branding of Five Chinese Mega-Cities

    Författare :Emma Björner; Per Olof Berg; Ali Yakhlef; Xiucheng Fan; Mihalis Kavaratzis; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; China; Chinese mega-cities; city branding; fieldwork; ideology; imagery; images; imaginaries; imagineering; language; multiple case-study; place branding; power; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Sammanfattning : Cities, regions, nations and other places have in recent decades become active participants in the global competitive economy, and now operate in a global marketplace, competing with other places all over the world for investors, tourists, residents and workforce. As a result, places use marketing and branding strategies and practices to gain reputation and competitive advantage. LÄS MER

  4. 4. The Physical Foundation of the Patterning of Physical Action Verbs : A Study of Chinese Verbs

    Författare :Hong Gao; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Languages and literatures of South and South-East Asia; verbal semantics; trajector; semantic representation; pyscholingistics; polysemy; physical reality; physical foundation; physical action verbs; observability; motion; lexicalization patterning; landmark; intentionality; innateness; physical contact; force-dynamics; combinability; conflation; cognitive semantics; active zone; affectability; Chinese; Kinesiska och språk och litteratur från Syd- och Sydostasien; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Sammanfattning : This work is a study of verbal semantics with a focus on the discussion and illustration of the role of body parts and the semantic incorporation into verbal roots of the actions that involve various body parts. Following a general discussion of the basic issues of language construction and human body actions with the image schemas of force-dynamics presented in line with the framework of cognitive semantics, it is argued that the event structures of physical action verbs are not arbitrarily constructed but rather the constructions are built through systematic cognitive processes in relation to both human physical reality and concrete reality in the world. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Long Story of Short Forms : The Evolution of Simplified Chinese Characters

    Författare :Roar Bökset; Torbjörn Lodén; David Branner; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Chinese language; Kinesiska;

    Sammanfattning : A script reform was carried out in China between 1955 and 1964 by simplifying the shape of a number of characters. Most of the simplified forms adopted had already been in popular use for a long time before this reform, while a few were invented for the occasion.One objective of this dissertation is to estimate the proportion of invented forms. LÄS MER