A Sociocultural Study and Its Implications on Africa-China Relations
"The issues covered in this book are remarkable. The lucidity and ease with which the narrative runs is masterly. Bodomo expresses himself and raises issues with simplicity and analytical candour and offers a picture of Africans in contemporary China ... Sound and mutually beneficial Afro-Chinese relations are matters of strategic interest to both Africans and Chinese. This book provides an open window on to these realities."
- Kwesi Kwaa Prah, Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society (CASAS)
Chinese Children in Australia
“A detailed, fascinating account of Mandarin-English bilingual first language acquisition that not only provides rich and unique empirical data but also addresses a range of theoretical and methodological questions that are central to the study of language acquisition, bilingualism, and child development. It will no doubt become a key reference ...” – Professor Li Wei, University of London
Authoritarian Command Versus Gift Exchange
Written by renowned sinologist Bonnie McDougall, this is the first full-length, detailed, and theorized treatment in any language of Chinese-English literary translation transactions and will stand as the major primary source of future studies. It opens up new corners of modern Chinese culture and society that sinologists have hitherto overlooked.
A Processability Perspective
Given the important implications of language on cultural understanding and improved communication in today’s society, the process of second language acquisition deserves much attention. This book makes a substantial contribution to second language acquisition (SLA) studies, especially for its discussion of speech processing involved in L2 sentence production and because it accounts for learning a language which is typologically distant from the native languages of the learners.