The Speaker Of Mandarin

The Speaker Of Mandarin

The twelfth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford.

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409068846

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The twelfth book to feature the classic crime-solving detective, Chief Inspector Wexford. Wherever Reggie Wexford goes, death and intrigue are close on his heels. Having just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime holiday in China, Wexford finds himself haunted by memories of the old woman with bound feet who mysteriously followed him from one city to the next and the man who tragically drowned. Now, back in England, he finds himself investigating the murder of a fellow tourist. Knowing that the clue to these three mysteries lies in the East, Wexford turns his investigative skills to that place of unfathomable and sinister depths...
Categories: Fiction

Speaker of Mandarin

Speaker of Mandarin

When he discovers the secrets they are hiding—greed, treachery, theft, adultery—he is forced to ask not who is innocent but who is the least guilty. “[Ruth] Rendell in top form, applying subtle psychological tints to the familiar ...

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 9780307829504

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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“The heiress apparent to Agatha Christie.”—Los Angeles Times Chief Inspector Wexford is in China, visiting ancient tombs and palaces with a group of British tourists. Is he hallucinating, or does a bent old woman with bound feet follow him everywhere? Back in England, he is called to a nearby village where a wealthy woman has been found with a bullet in her head. Murdered. He identifies her as one of the China tourists, and soon decides to question the other members of the group. When he discovers the secrets they are hiding—greed, treachery, theft, adultery—he is forced to ask not who is innocent but who is the least guilty. “[Ruth] Rendell in top form, applying subtle psychological tints to the familiar mechanics of the police procedural . . . handsomely sculpted . . . Rendell proves once again her awesome skill at probing the criminal mind and conscience. . . . Handled with great originality.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
Categories: Fiction

Ten Lectures on Language Cognition and Language Acquisition

Ten Lectures on Language  Cognition  and Language Acquisition

(Mandarin speakers are slower overall because they are tested in English, their second language—Boroditskydid this to rule out “Thinking for speaking” as an explanation for the outcome.) Figure 16 are speaking English in this task, ...

Author: Melissa Bowerman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004362826

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Melissa Bowerman’s lectures present a lucid detailed account of her research on how children build up a semantics for domains such as space in their first language, and the roles played by adult speech, typology, and cross-linguistic variation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Speaker from Taipei

A Speaker from Taipei

This could be compared to the Situation in Mandarin where a tone 3 syllable changes to tone 2 before another tone 3 ... Mandarin and standard Mandarin and then follow this with four conversations involving Taiwan Mandarin speakers ...

Author: Cornelis C. Kubler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110882346

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

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Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Variation in Second and Heritage Languages

Variation in Second and Heritage Languages

In contrast to the Singaporean group, expatriate children in local schools who do not speak Mandarin at home showed little ... of Mandarin via school exposure, and thus appeared to randomly guess as to the regional origins of speakers.

Author: Robert Bayley

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027257727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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Variationist work in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) began in the mid 1970s and steadily progressed during the 1980s. Much of it was reviewed along with newer approaches in Bayley and Preston 1996 (B&P), heavily devoted to VARBRUL analyses that exposed the variability in developing interlanguages and placed variationist work within the canon of SLA. This new volume features three developing trends. First, it widens the scope of L1s of learners (from 6 in B&P to 8) and L2 targets (2 in B&P to 7) and in each case has brought more careful demographic and variable considerations to bear, including heritage languages and study abroad. Second, it modernizes statistics by moving from VARBRUL to the more widely used log-odds probabilities that allow more detailed consideration of variables and their influences. Finally, it deepens consideration of variable sociolinguistic meaning in learner behaviors, a dominating feature of 3rd Wave variationist work.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

When Westerners began to study Chinese in the 1830s , the lack of elementary study aids for native speakers of English was ... Chinese Dialogues ( Mandarin ) by Medhurst ( 1841 ) , and The Chinese Speaker ( Mandarin ) by Thom ( 1846 ) .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X006135599

Category: Chinese language

Page:

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Categories: Chinese language

Sounds Accurate pronunciation in any language can only be learned from native speakers of that language . When learning Chinese , you should seek out a good native speaker of Mandarin . The best Mandarin is spoken in Běijīng ...

Author: Nigel Wiseman

Publisher: Paradigm Publications

ISBN: 091211164X

Category: Medical

Page: 468

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"This book was first published in Taiwan to teach Chinese medical English to Chinese students. The present U.S. edition provides English-speaking students a useful introduction to the concepts of Chinese medicine and to the English terminology described in greater detail in A Practical Dictionary of Chinese Medicine (Paradigm Publications, 1998). It is particularly suitable for those beginning to learn Chinese medicine after having studied Chinese, and for those who wish to master the English terminology for the purposes of translation.Over 800 commonly used Chinese terms are organized in thematic order. Each English term is followed by the corresponding Chinese term in simplified and complex characters, as well as Pinyin transcription. The pronunciation of the English term is given in Kenyon & Knott transcription for the benefit of non-English speakers. The definitions and clinical significance of terms are written entirely in English. At the end of each chapter, there are exercises which not only provide activities for students to do in class or at home, but also furnish teachers with examples for examination questions.Three appendixes contain answers to the quizzes, present the most important characters (with examples of their usage), and teach Taiwanese students the PRC Pinyin system." -Publisher.
Categories: Medical

Investigating English Pronunciation

Investigating English Pronunciation

was an advantage for the Spanishspeaking listeners, but listening to a native speaker of Mandarin was a ... The Mandarin listeners scored slightly higher when hearing Japanese speakers than when they heard Mandarin speakers.

Author: Jose A. Mompean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137509437

Category: Education

Page: 345

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This book updates the latest research in the field of 'English pronunciation', providing readers with a number of original contributions that represent trends in the field. Topics include sociophonetic or sound-symbolic aspects of pronunciation English pronunciation teaching and learning.
Categories: Education

The Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language Pronunciation

The Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language Pronunciation

2.2.2 Pronunciation Errors In addition to having a foreign accent, another reality for L2 speakers is that they often ... As a specific illustration, an L2 speaker of Mandarin may regularly produce the vowel /y/ (as in l`ü “green”) as ...

Author: Chunsheng Yang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811538094

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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This book is the first edited book to cover a wide range of issues related to Chinese as a second language (CSL) speech, including tone and segment acquisition and processing, categorical perception of tones, CSL fluency, CSL intelligibility/comprehensibility and accentedness, and pronunciation pedagogy. Moreover, the book addresses both theoretical and pedagogical issues. It offers an essential go-to book for anyone who is interested in CSL speech, e.g. CSL speech researchers, Chinese instructors, CSL learners, and anyone interested in second language speech.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines