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Author Zhang, Yunqiu, 1962- author.

Title Early language acquisition of Mandarin-speaking children / Yunqiu Zhang ; translated by Tianlin Ford
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge ; [Beijing] : The Commercial Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (ix, 285 pages)
Series Chinese linguistics
Chinese linguistics.
Summary "Compared with other subdisciplines in Chinese Linguistics, children's language acquisition is a significant field with relatively limited achievements. Based on data from a dynamic and developmental corpus, this book is a comprehensive exploration of the early development of Chinese-speaking children's language acquisition. Anchoring the discussions regarding phonetics, semantics, and aspects of syntax in a cognitive and functional framework, the author conducts an in-depth analysis of many acquisition characteristics, such as: the inevitable and incidental errors of their learning of initials; their ability to obtain the concept of time at a young age, and the utilization of Le in the expression of the past tense; their understanding of subjectivity at a young age and the ability to express it; children learn the degree of modality following the order of from probability to necessity; children's acquisition of syntactic structures is more impacted by genetics, and is also affected by the steps involved in syntactic processing. Although genetics, cognition, and experience all play a role in children's language acquisition, this book focuses on the role of cognitive functions. By successfully explaining the acquisition rules based on some cutting-edge linguistic theories, the book will certainly be beneficial to scholars studying linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and early childhood educators"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Place of publication for second publisher from publisher's Web site
Translation of: Han yu er tong zao qi yu yan de fa zhan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Yunqiu Zhang is a professor of linguistics and applied linguistics at the School of Arts of Capital Normal University. Her main research interest include children's language acquisition and research regarding cognitive grammar in Chinese
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 09, 2020)
Subject Children -- China -- Language
Chinese language -- Acquisition
Language acquisition.
Children -- Language.
Chinese language -- Acquisition.
Language acquisition.
Form Electronic book
Author Ford, Tianlin, translator.
LC no. 2019022847
ISBN 9780429344183
Other Titles 880-01 Han yu er tong zao qi yu yan de fa zhan. English
880-01/$1 汉语儿童早期语言的发展. English