A Social View on the Chinese Language

Jerome L. Packard

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A Social View on the Chinese Language is intended to be a general linguistic introduction to the Chinese language for the general reader and can be used in beginning-level Chinese linguistics courses. It is different from other Chinese linguistics surveys because, in addition to the usual areas of interest (such as the Chinese dialects, the history of the language, the characters and the grammar), it offers a view into linguistic phenomena that are also related to human behavior and society, such as how Chinese children and US college students learn Chinese, how the brain processes Chinese, the genetic origins of Chinese, language disorders and language loss in Chinese, differences in Chinese language use in different social groups, studies of Chinese reading and psycholinguistic aspects of Chinese language use.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Number of pages206
ISBN (Electronic)9781433179839
ISBN (Print)9781433179822
StatePublished - May 13 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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