About this series
This book series investigates several critical issues embedded in fundamental, technical, and applied research in the field of Chinese as second language (CSL) learning and teaching, including learning mechanism in the brain, technology application for teaching, learning and assessment. The book series discusses these issues from the perspectives of science (evidence-based approach) and technology. The studies in the book series use the methods from the fields of linguistics (such as corpus linguistics and computational linguistics), psychological and behavioural sciences (such as experimental design and statistical analyses), informational technology (such as information retrieval and natural language processing) and brain sciences (such as neuroimaging and neurolinguistics). The book series generally covers three main interdisciplinary themes: (1) fundamental investigation of Chinese as a first or second language acquisition, (2) development in Chinese language learning technology, and (3) applied research on Chinese language education. More specifically, the book series involves seven research topics: - language transfer mechanism in Chinese as a second language - factors of Chinese as a second language acquisition in childhood - cultural influence on Chinese acquisition - information technology, corpus - teaching material design - teaching strategies and teacher training - learning models - assessment methods Series Editors: Cheng, Chin-chuan, University of Illinois & Academia Sinica & National Taiwan Normal University Chang, Kuo-En, National Taiwan Normal University Executive Editors: Sung, Yao-ting, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan Li, Ping, Pennsylvania State University, USA Editorial Board: Chu-Ren Huang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China Yen-Hui Audrey Li, University of Southern California, USA Chin-Hui Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Catherine McBride-Chang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China Brian MacWhinney, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Charles Perfetti, University of Pittsburgh, USA Alain Peyraube, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Li-Hai Tan, University of Hong Kong, China Ovid Jyh-Lang Tzeng, Academia Sinica, Taiwan William Shi-Yuan Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China Joël Bellassen, Ministère de l'éducation nationale & Institut national des langues et civilizations orientales, France Please contact Lawrence Liu (e-mail: Lawrence.Liu@springer.com) for submitting book proposals for this series.