The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition is the first reference work of its kind.

The handbook contains twenty contributions from leading experts in the field of Chinese SLA, covering a wide range of topics such as social contexts, linguistic perspectives, skill learning, individual differences and learning settings and testing.

Each chapter covers historical perspectives, core issues and key findings, research approaches, pedagogical implications, future research direction and additional references.

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition is an essential reference for Chinese language teachers and researchers in Chinese applied linguistics and second language acquisition.

chapter |8 pages

Chinese SLA: introduction and future directions

ByChuanren Ke

part I|91 pages

Theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of second language Chinese

chapter 1|20 pages

Neurocognitive approaches to Chinese second language learning 1

ByPing Li, Jing Yang

chapter 2|17 pages

Cognitive linguistics approaches to Chinese second language acquisition

ByNing Yu, Ben Pin-Yun Wang

chapter 3|15 pages

Corpus-based research in Chinese as a second language

ByJie Zhang, Hongyin Tao

chapter 4|19 pages

Linguistic theories and teaching Chinese as a second language

ByZhuo Jing-Schmidt, Xinjia Peng

chapter 5|18 pages

Chinese second language socialization

ByPatricia A. Duff, Liam Doherty

part II|199 pages

L2 Chinese skills development

chapter 6|31 pages

Research on L2 Chinese character acquisition

ByTianlu Zhang, Chuanren Ke

chapter 8|66 pages

L2 Chinese grammar development

ByYuan Lu, Chuanren Ke

chapter 9|17 pages

Current trends in research of Chinese sound acquisition

ByHang Zhang

chapter 10|27 pages

Acquisition and assessment of L2 Chinese speaking

ByJianling Liao

chapter 11|18 pages

Pragmatics learning and teaching in L2 Chinese

ByLi Yang

chapter 12|20 pages

Chinese listening comprehension: research and pedagogy

ByWei Cai

part III|92 pages

Sociocontextual factors and individual differences in L2 Chinese development

chapter 13|17 pages

Chinese language acquisition in study abroad contexts

ByCeleste Kinginger, Qian Wu, Sheng-Hsun Lee

chapter 14|18 pages

Learning Chinese as a heritage language in postsecondary contexts

ByDuanduan Li, Patricia A. Duff

chapter 16|21 pages

Motivation and Chinese second language acquisition

ByXiaohong Wen

chapter 17|18 pages

Foreign language anxiety: the case of learning Chinese

ByHan Luo

part IV|57 pages

Classroom instruction and technology