Mandarin Development of Indonesian Immigrants’ Children

A Longitudinal Study in Taiwan

  • Jenny Yi-Chun Kuo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jenny Yi-Chun Kuo
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  3. Jenny Yi-Chun Kuo
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  4. Jenny Yi-Chun Kuo
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  6. Jenny Yi-Chun Kuo
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About this book


This book summarizes the results a three-year longitudinal project on Mandarin development among children of Indonesian mothers, the second largest non-Mandarin speaking immigrant group in Taiwan. These children were acquiring their first language while interacting primarily with a non-native learner of the language. The book discusses phonological, lexical and syntactic development to provide a better understanding of the language development of the children of immigrants and has important implications for language education policy and language acquisition theories.


Immigrant Language development Language development Lexical development Mandarin acquisition Phonological development Syntactic development

Authors and affiliations

  • Jenny Yi-Chun Kuo
    • 1
  1. 1.National Chiayi UniversityChiayiTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-1033-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-1035-4
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