Skip Links | Access/General | Site Map
Graduate School
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
You are here: Home > News & Events >

Linguistics staff win new British Academy grant

A word cloud showing relative frequency of words in the Lancaster Corpus of Mandarin Chinese

Date: 8 July 2013

The British Academy has announced this year's awards under its International Partnership and Mobility Scheme (IPM 2013).

Lancaster has been successful in its joint bid with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) in China, with Dr Richard Xiao as the PI and Prof Hai Xu from GDUFS as the Co-I. Dr Luke Harding and Prof Charles Alderson are on the Lancaster team.

The project is entitled "The corpus-based approach to the acquisition of Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language". It will start in September and last for three years, with the aim of developing a one-million-word balanced corpus of spoken and written Chinese interlanguage, and on the basis of this corpus, exploring various theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the acquisition of Chinese as a foreign language.

News website: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/news/articles/2013/british-academy-grant-to-further-mandarin-learning-and-teaching/

 

Further information

Associated staff: J. Charles Alderson, Luke Harding, Richard Xiao

Associated departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language, University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language (UCREL)

Keywords: Chinese, Corpus linguistics, Language teaching research, Second language acquisition

«Back

| Home | Prospective Postgrads | Funding & Finance | Staff & Student Profiles |
Research Training | News and Events | Resources |

Save this page: Delicious Del.icio.us Digg It Reddit Reddit Facebook Stumble It Stumble It!

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Graduate School, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YD
United Kingdom

Tel: 44 0 1524 510880
Fax: 44 0 1524 510857
E-mail:

E-mail: Email address protected by JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript to contact us.

Copyright & Disclaimer | Privacy and Cookies Notice

Save contact details