Foreigner talk (yǔ wàiguórén jiāotán yǔ 與外國人交談語) refers to the discourse, modified from ordinary language in form and function, that is employed when native speakers (NS) and non-native speakers (NNS) communicate with each other in order to achieve more rapid and effective understanding (Ferguson 1971:141–150; Ellis 1994:133).
The research surrounding Chinese input discourse is primarily focused on “Teacher Talk”. Studies of “…
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“Foreigner Talk”, in:
Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma.
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