Chinese Language Narration: Culture, cognition, and emotion by Allyssa McCabe, Chien-ju Chang

By Allyssa McCabe, Chien-ju Chang

Chinese Language Narration: tradition, cognition, and emotion is a suite of papers featuring unique examine on narration in Mandarin, specially because it contrasts to what's recognized concerning narration in English. One bankruptcy addresses dinner desk dialog among chinese language immigrant mom and dad and kids within the usa in comparison to non-immigrant friends. different chapters give some thought to evaluate styles in Mandarin as opposed to English, referencing concepts, coherence styles, socioeconomic adjustments between Taiwanese Mandarin-speaking youngsters, and adjustments in narration because of particular Language Impairment and schizophrenia. numerous chapters tackle developmental issues. unique facets of narration in Mandarin are associated with higher problems with autobiographical reminiscence. Mandarin is spoken through way more humans than the other language, but narration during this language has got particularly much less awareness than narration in Western languages. This collective attempt is a serious addition to our realizing of cross-cultural similarities and modifications in how humans make experience of studies via narrative.

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Words themselves, in this sense, are evaluative in tone languages. In contrast, intonation languages such as English, Spanish, German and many other languages in the world, convey the meaning of sentences from the patterns of rises and falls in pitches. The tone-­ intonation contrast in Mandarin and English might explain the differences in use of words per se and stressors in Chinese- and English-speaking children respectively. In other words, when phonology is being marshaled to distinguish one word from another, as it is in Chinese, it is not, therefore available for use as pure prosodic evaluation.

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I was defensive. Child: wo3 dou1 xian1 fang2yu4 ran2hou4 zai4 da3. Then I defended (myself) first, then hit (her) again. Child: ran2hou4 wo3 jie3jie3 bei4 wo3 da3 de0 bi3jiao4 can3. Then my sister was hit more fiercely than I was. Child: wo3 bei4 ta1 da3 de0 geng4 can3. I was hit even more fiercely by her. Child: yin1wei4 ta1 dou1 yong4 ma1 na4ge4 su4jiao1 guan3. Because she used my mom’s plastic tube. Child: ju2se4de0. (It was) orange. Excerpt 2 is a long story told by a boy Jie who was eight years and three months old.

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