COMING SOON BY THE CASLAR TEAM!!!
“Development and Use of Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language (DUCASL)”
Edited by Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York, Albany, USA) and Yang Zhao (Peking University, Beijing, China)
To be published by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
The goal of the project is to produce an authoritative book that covers the research achievements of the field of Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language from a linguistics perspective that can help and promote further research in the field and advance the development of Chinese language teaching methodology. The book will serve not only as a reference book but also as a possible textbook for MA and PhD programs in Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language at universities all over the world. A unique feature of the book is that chapters are written by internationally recognized scholars from all over the world. In most chapters a Chinese and a non-Chinese scholar are paired to produce the text, which helps to give a board research perspective to every topic addressed in the book.
Outline of Contents
Chapter 1: Tone
Hang Zhang (George Washington University) and Eric Pelzl (Pennsylvania State University)
Chapter 2: Prosody
Hana Triskova (Czech Academy of Sciences) and Yang Chunsheng (University of Connecticut)
Chapter 3: Characters
Jiang Xin (Beijing Language and Culture University, China)
Chapter 4: Aspect
Carlotta Sparvoli (University of Bologna) and Claire Saillard (Université Paris Diderot)
Chapter 5: Modality
Carlotta Sparvoli (University of Bologna and Lizhen Peng (Zhejiang University)
Chapter 6: Chinese adjectives
Chaofen Sun (Stanford University)
Chapter 7: Semantics and vocabulary
Chiara Romagnoli (Università Degli Studi Roma Tre) and Shiao-hui Chan (Taiwan Normal University)
Chapter 8: Word order and syntactic structures
Zhao Yang (Peking University)
Chapter 9: Speech acts and formulaic language
Wu Yongyi (East China Normal University) and Istvan Kecskes (SUNY, Albany)
Chapter 10: Pragmatic competence
Istvan Kecskes (SUNY, Albany) and Anqi Ding (East China Normal University)
Chapter 11: Cognitive linguistic approach to CSL
Alain Peyraube (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris), France) and Xu Wen (Southwest University, Chongqing, China)
Why is this book needed?
Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language Research (CSLR) is a relatively new field of inquiry. There has been much research done in the field from a pedagogical perspective but much less from a linguistic perspective. CSLR needs a firm theoretical grounding that can help further research in and development of Chinese language teaching methodology. Consequently, there is a need for an authoritative book that covers the main issues in the field not only by summarizing what has already been achieved but also by proposing new perspectives and new lines of research. However, there may not be one author, or two authors who can write a book like this at this time because we do not seem to have experts in Chinese as a Second Language Research yet who could cover the whole field. The field of CSLR is still developing. So, internationally recognized scholars from all over the world were invited to work on this book as a team. As we want the book to serve not only a reference book but also a possible textbook for graduate students, we need a variety of perspectives from which the research topics are covered.