Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities: Many pathways to being Chinese
Curdt-Christiansen, X. L., & Hancock, A. (eds.) (2014). Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities: Many pathways to being Chinese. Amsterdam; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
This edited volume explores new approaches to learning Chinese and bilingual education models from various international contexts (including Australia). It focuses on Chinese diasporic children, and looks at how different cultural, educational and linguistic contexts enable or prohibit them from acquiring the Chinese language. The chapters draw on detailed analyses of language learning, both formal and informal. They also explore the complex nature of language learning for background and first language learners, comprising attitudes, linguistic practices and identity formation.
(Summary adapted from publisher’s website)