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A Comparative Analysis of Connectives in Chinese Textbooks For Foreign Language Learners

Abstract Research in foreign language (FL) acquisition has shown that connectives, a key linguistic element contributing to cohesion and sentence complexity, pose a great challenge for FL learners at all proficiency levels. In spite of the importance of connectives in foreign language acquisition, little research has been conducted to explore how connectives are taught and presented in foreign language classrooms and textbooks.

The primary purpose of this study is to examine the presentation and introduction of connectives as well as the pedagogical activities provided for learning connectives in Chinese textbooks for novice to intermediate FL learners. To achieve the purpose of the study, three different sets of widely-used Chinese textbooks were ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Guo, Yifan (Author) / Zhang, Xia (Advisor) / Oh, Young K. (Committee member) / Tanno, Koji (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Asian studies / Modern language
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 57 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Asian Languages and Civilizations 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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