Learning Chinese, Turning Chinese: Challenges to Becoming Sinophone in a Globalised World

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Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Language: english
Pages: 264
ISBN 10: 0415559421
ISBN 13: 9780415559423
Series: Asia’s Transformations
File: PDF, 4.14 MB
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Name:Learning Chinese, Turning Chinese: Challenges to Becoming Sinophone in a Globalised World

Author :Edward McDonald

Indroduction: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 author’s explorations of Chinese studies illustrate the crucial link between becoming sinophone and developing a sinophone identity – learning Chinese and turning Chinese.

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