Acquisition of L2, Overview
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This lemma provides an overview of L2 Chinese, or CSL, that is, Chinese (more particularly, Mandarin) acquired as a second language (L2), focusing on phonology, Chinese characters, syntax, and semantics, L1 (first language) transfer, and L1 attrition. Some research on L2 Chinese teaching efficacy is also reviewed, na…

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Doris Chun-Yin CHEN, “Acquisition of L2, Overview”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 19 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000116>
First published online: 2015



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