The Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics: Volume 1, Chinese

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Ping Li, Li Hai Tan, Elizabeth Bates, Ovid J. L. Tzeng
Cambridge University Press, Apr 27, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 638 pages
A large body of knowledge has accumulated on the cognitive processes and brain mechanisms underlying language. Much of this knowledge has come from studies of Indo-European languages, in particular English. Chinese, spoken by one-fifth of the world's population, differs significantly from most Indo-European languages in its grammar, its lexicon, and its written and spoken forms - features which have profound implications for the learning, representation and processing of language. This handbook, first published in 2006 as the first in a three-volume set on East Asian psycholinguistics, presents a discussion of the psycholinguistic study of Chinese. With contributions by over fifty leading scholars, it covers topics in first- and second-language acquisition, language processing and reading, language disorders in children and adults, and the relationships between language, brain, culture, and cognition. It will be invaluable to all scholars and students interested in the Chinese language, as well as cognitive psychologists, linguists, and neuroscientists.
 

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Contents

1 Actions and results in the acquisition
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2 Chinese childrens knowledge of
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Pictures A and B
31
their use and acquisition
39
4 Child language acquisition of temporality
52
5 Second language acquisition by native
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6 Making explicit childrens implicit epilanguage
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7 Emergent literacy skills in Chinese
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17 The Chinese character in psycholinguistic
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18 Perception and production of Mandarin
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19 Phonological mediation in visual word
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21 Processing of characters by native
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LEMMAS
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22 L2 acquisition and processing of Mandarin tones
250
23 The comprehension of coreference
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8 Basic syntactic categories in early language
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9 Growth of orthographyphonology knowledge
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10 Interaction of biological and environmental
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11 The importance of verbs in Chinese
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12 Grammar acquisition via parameter setting
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13 Early bilingual acquisition in the Chinese
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14 Wordform encoding in Chinese speech
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15 Effects of semantic radical consistency and
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basic
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24 Lexical ambiguity resolution in Chinese
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25 The relationship between language and cognition
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26 Language processing in bilinguals as revealed by
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27 Specific language impairment in Chinese
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28 Brain mapping of Chinese speech prosody
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29 Modeling language acquisition and
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30 The manifestation of aphasia syndromes
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from cognitive
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Table 321 cont
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