Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55809
Title: Reflections on “Researching and teaching Chinese as a foreign language”
Authors: Matthiessen, MCM 
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Source: Researching and teaching Chinese as a foreign language, 2015, v. 1, no. 1, p. 1-27 How to cite?
Journal: Researching and teaching Chinese as a foreign language 
Abstract: The launch of RTCFL, Researching and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, under the outstanding guidance by Professor Yang Yanning is truly excellent news for (applied) linguists concerned with crucial importance of Chinese as a Foreign Language and for teachers of Chinese as a Foreign Language — but also for present and future learners of Chinese, who will benefit from new insights that will be disseminated through the journal, and for applied linguists more generally. So much of applied linguistics concerned with second / foreign language teaching and learning has been focussed on English, but RTCFL will provide new insights based on the educational engagement with another “major language”. Naturally, it is essential that “minor languages” should also be given theoretical and practical attention in this area, including minority languages in China and elsewhere in modern nation states where “small languages” and their communities of speakers are facing unprecedent challenges in extended history of “vanishing voices” and “dying words” over the last ten thousand years or so (see e.g. Grenoble & Whaley, 2006; Hagège, 2000; Harrison, 2007; Nettle & Romaine, 2000).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55809
ISSN: 2053-1788 (print)
2053-1796 (online)
DOI: 10.1558/rtcfl.v1i1.27271
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

Page view(s)

33
Last Week
3
Last month
Checked on Sep 17, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.