Researching Chinese Learners: Skills, Perceptions and Intercultural Adaptations by L. Jin

Researching Chinese Learners: Skills, Perceptions and Intercultural Adaptations

EditorL. Jin

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This collection focuses on Chinese learners with original data sets using innovative research methods. It investigates Chinese learners’ learning and language skills, perceptions and particularly the processes of reciprocal intercultural adaptations in a wide international context of Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the UK.

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LIXIAN JIN is Reader in Linguistics & Health Communication and the Director for the Centre of Intercultural Research in Communication and Learning (CIRCL) at De Montfort University, UK.MARTIN CORTAZZI is a Visiting Professor in the Centre of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick, UK.    DR JIN and PROFESSOR CORTAZZI are vis...
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Title:Researching Chinese Learners: Skills, Perceptions and Intercultural AdaptationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230243886

ISBN - 13:9780230243880

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Table of Contents

Figures
Tables
Diagrams
Appendices
Acknowledgements
Notes On Contributors
Introduction: Contexts for Researching Chinese Learners; L.Jin& M.Cortazzi
PART I: DEVELOPING TEACHING AND LEARNING IN CHINA
Rote Learning in Chinese Culture: Reflecting Active Confucian-Based Memory Strategies; X.Li& J.Cutting
Cantonese and English Bodies do Talk: A Cross-Cultural, Metaphor-Metonymy Study on Body-Part Idioms; D.Chung-Hong Leung& P.Crisp
More Than a Journey: ‘Learning’ in the Metaphors of Chinese Students and Teachers; L.Jin& M.Cortazzi
Meeting in the Middle? Intercultural Adaptation in Tertiary Oral English in China; P.Stanley
Reticience and Anxiety in Oral English Lessons: A Case Study in China; M.Liu& J.Jackson
Intercultural Competence and EFL Teaching in China; Y.Zhou, S.Xu& J.Bayley
PART II: INTERCULTURAL ADAPTATION: CHINESE LEARNERS IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS
Cultures of Learning and Student Participation: Chinese Learners in a Multicultural English Class in Australia; H.Parris-Kidd& J.Barnett
Getting the Big Picture: A Longitudinal Study of Adaptation and Identity in a New Zealand University; G.Skyrme& C.White
An Emotional Journey of Change: The Case of Chinese Students in UK Higher Education; Q.Gu
Intercultural Adaptation of Chinese Postgraduate Students and their UK Tutors; Y.Zhou, K.Topping& D.Jindal-Snape
Intercultural Adaptation – It is a Two Way Process: Examples from a British MBA Programme; T.Zhao& J.Bourne
Adapting to Western Norms of Critical Argumentation and Debate; K.Durkin
Different Waves Crashing into Different Coastlines? Chinese Learners Doing Postgraduate Dissertations in the UK; N.Pilcher,M.Cortazzi& L.Jin
Conclusions: What Are We Learning From Research About Chinese Learners? L.Jin& M.Cortazzi
Index