Bookcover of Acquisition of Japanese Vocabulary by Chinese Background Learners
Booktitle:

Acquisition of Japanese Vocabulary by Chinese Background Learners

The Roles of Transfer in the Productive and Receptive Acquisition of Cognates and Polysemy

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2008-12-16 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-09219-6

ISBN-10:
3639092198
EAN:
9783639092196
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
As is widely known, Japanese and Chinese not only share the common logographic orthography called “kanji” or “hanzi” respectively, but also share a number of kanji compounds as cognates, many of which share the same or similar meaning. The major objective of this research is to investigate the roles of transfer and the difficulty in Chinese background learners’use and acquisition of Japanese kanji compounds and kanji words. In particular, under what condition and how do CBLs transfer Chinese words into Japanese counterparts is investigated. The findings indicate that the transferability of Chinese words into their Japanese counterparts is constrained by multiple factors. Further, both positive and negative transfer influence Chinese background learners’ production, comprehension, and interlanguage construction of Japanese vocabulary in a complex manner.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Toshihito Kato
Number of pages:
196
Published on:
2008-12-16
Stock:
Available
Category:
Language and literature science
Price:
68.00 €
Keywords:
Language Transfer, cross-linguistic influence, Chinese background learners, Japanese vocabulary, vocabulary acquisition, deceptive cognates, transferability, prototype, production, reception, Japanese vocabulary

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