Researching Chinese Learners: Skills, Perceptions and Intercultural Adaptations

Researching Chinese Learners: Skills, Perceptions and Intercultural Adaptations

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ISBN-13: 9781349318650
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 321
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

JENNY BARNETT is a Senior Lecturer and key researcher in the Centre for Studies in Literacy, Policy and Learning Cultures, University of South Australia JONATHAN G. BAYLEY is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Canada JILL BOURNE is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland PETER CRISP has lived and taught in China and Hong Kong for the last 25 years, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for 22 of those years JOAN CUTTING is a Senior Lecturer in TESOL in the University of Edinburgh, Scotland KATHY DURKIN is at the Media School, Bournemouth University, UK QING GU is an Associate Professor in the School of Education, University of Nottingham, UK JANE JACKSON is Professor in the English Department, Chinese University of Hong Kong DIVYA JINDAL-SNAPE is a senior lecturer in the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, University of Dundee, Scotland DANNY LEUNG is currently assistant professor and director of the MA Programme in Applied English Linguistics, Department of English, Chinese University of Hong Kong XIUPING LI holds several posts related to Chinese as a Second Language (L2) and Foreign Language (CFL), including Language Instructor at Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK MEIHUA LIU is associate professor of English, Department of Foreign Languages, Tsinghua University, China HEATHER PARRIS-KIDD is an ESL professional with over 15 years experience throughout Asia, Europe and Australia NICK PILCHER is a Lecturer in In-session English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland GILLIAN SKYRME is a lecturer in linguistics, second language teaching and English for Academic Purposes, School of Language Studies, Massey University, New Zealand PHIONA STANLEY is a lecturer in Academic Development at the University of South Australia KEITH TOPPING is Professor of Educational and Social Research, School of Education, University of Dundee, Scotland CYNTHIA WHITE is Professor of Applied Linguistics in the School of Language Studies, Massey University, New Zealand SHIJING XU is an Affiliated Research Associate at the National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China, and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Canada TIANSHU ZHAO is an Associate Professor of School of Foreign Languages at Shenyang Normal University, China YI ZHOU is at the Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, Canada YUEFANG ZHOU is a Research Fellow in the Bute Medical School, University of St Andrews, Scotland

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

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