Academic Chinese: From Corpora to Language Teaching

Howard Ho Jan Chen, Hongyin Tao*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The past several decades of research in Chinese applied linguistics have seen rapid developments in corpus infrastructure building and exploitation. However, one area in which systematic research is still lacking involves academic Chinese. In this chapter, we describe the construction of written academic Chinese corpora at the National Taiwan Normal University and University of California, Los Angeles and report preliminary results of research based on these corpora as well as their pedagogical applications in developing teaching materials for advanced Chinese language learning. Theoretical and practical issues in academic Chinese and the role of corpora in academic language pedagogy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Language Learning Sciences
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameChinese Language Learning Sciences
ISSN (Print)2520-1719
ISSN (Electronic)2520-1727

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications


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