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Author McDonald, Edward, 1963-
Title Learning Chinese, turning Chinese : challenges to becoming sinophone in a globalised world / Edward McDonald.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.

Author McDonald, Edward, 1963-
Series Asia's transformations
Asia's transformations.
Subject Chinese language -- Study and teaching.
Second language acquisition.
Chinese language -- Globalization.
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 241 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents pt. a. The great wall of Chinese language teaching -- pt. b. Drawing battlelines over language -- pt. c. Getting over the walls of discourse.
Summary In this book Edward McDonald takes a fresh look at issues of language in Chinese studies. He takes the viewpoint of the university student of Chinese with the ultimate goal of becoming 'sinophone': that is, developing a fluency and facility at operating in Chinese-language contexts comparable to their own mother tongue. While the entry point for most potential sinophones is the Chinese language classroom, the kinds of "language" and "culture" on offer there are rarely questioned, and the links between the forms of the language and the situations in which they may be used are rarely drawn. The.
ISBN 9780203840726 (electronic bk.)
0203840720 (electronic bk.)
9781136887192 (electronic bk.)
1136887199 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 733048552
Additional Format Print version: McDonald, Edward, 1963- Learning Chinese, turning Chinese. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011 9780415559416 (DLC) 2010018999 (OCoLC)368025392