Chinese as a Foreign Language, Global Political Matters
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1. Definition and Aims

Foreign Language Acquisition in general is a rather complex discipline that acts in between linguistics, educational sciences, psychology and cultural studies, with the aim to find effective ways to teach and learn a certain foreign language. Until the 1990s, this discipline remained mainly within the scope of European languages. Globalization and the ris…

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Andreas GUDER, “Chinese as a Foreign Language, Global Political Matters”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 18 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2015

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