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3. Defining the Concept of Difficulty by Prof. Teng Shouhsin 鄧守信教授
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posted itemPosted - 07/04/2003 :  14:38:12
Teng Shouhsin

Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics 中文、翻譯及語言學系

Institute of Chinese Linguistics 中國語言學研究所

Language Information Sciences Research Centre 語言資訊科技研究中心

Seminar Series: A Pedagogical Grammar of Chinese 研討會系列: 對外漢語教學語法


Professor Teng Shouhsin 鄧守信教授

Institute of Chinese as a Second Language National Taiwan Normal University 國立台灣師範大學 華語文教學研究所

3. Defining the Concept of Difficulty 3. 語法點困難度之界定

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm 下午四時三十分至下午六時

Date: 9th April 2003 (Wednesday) 日期: 二零零三年四月九日 (星期三)

Venue: B7603 (CTL Multi-purpose Room), City University of Hong Kong 香港城市大學 B7603 室 (中文,翻譯及語言學系多用途室)

Abstract 摘要

All of us, whether as language learners or language instructors, regularly and rather freely refer to certain grammatical structures/constructions as 'difficult', probably meaning 'hard to master'. "Difficult" is a valid feature and plays a rather central role in a pedagogical grammar. This talk in the series will focus on defining this feature on a set of principles as illustrated in the following: Principle 1: "Difficulty" increases with complexity in structures. Principle 2: "Difficulty" increases with complexity in semantics. Principle 3: "Difficulty" increases with inter-language distance. Principle 4: "Difficulty" increases with non-systematicity. Principle 5: "Difficulty" increases with interactional property. Once defined and made quantifiable, the feature 'difficult' plays an important role in sequencing syntactic structures in pedagogical grammar, which will be the focus in the next talk (4/5).
Language of presentation: Mandarin Chinese 演講語言: 普通話
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