Chinese-English Contrastive Grammar

An Introduction

David C. S. Li and Zoe Pei-sui Luk

Chinese-English Contrastive Grammar

David C. S. Li and Zoe Pei-sui Luk

Distributed for Hong Kong University Press

176 pages | 17 b&w figures; 8 tables | 6 x 9
Hardcover $45.00 ISBN: 9789888390854 Published July 2017 AAUKEU - ALL AMERICAS & UNITED KINGDOM & EUROPE
The main objective of Chinese-English Contrastive Grammar An Introduction is to familiarize the reader with a subset of the learning difficulties and common errors in ESL/EFL pronunciation and lexigrammatical structures encountered by Chinese learners and users of English, in Hong Kong and beyond. It also helps readers understand some of the ways in which the Chinese language has undergone structural change as a result of Europeanization. The book begins with a review of Cantonese-English contrastive phonology and is followed by a detailed analysis of lexigrammatical deviations found among Chinese ESL/EFL learners. It concludes with a brief history of the Europeanization of the Chinese language and a discussion of commonly encountered lingua-cultural problems encountered by Chinese users of English in intercultural communication settings. This book is written primarily for teachers and students specializing in language-related disciplines. Scholars who wish to understand the acquisitional challenges for Chinese students in the process of learning English as an additional language will also find the book an informative reference.
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