This e-book presents readers with a close caricature of the Mandarin competence of chinese language teenagers in Singapore from varied domestic language backgrounds. Their Mandarin competence is outlined by way of lexical variety, syntactic complexity and code-switching tendency. The findings awarded express that there are statistical changes in lexical range and syntactic complexity one of the in comparison teams of kids, and those ameliorations in linguistic competence have been came across to be absolutely correlated to elevated Mandarin publicity at domestic. additionally they exhibit that there are statistical modifications in code-switching tendency one of the teams of kids in comparison, which have been chanced on to be negatively correlated to elevated publicity to Mandarin at domestic. A common courting among domestic language publicity and Mandarin competence used to be tested, even though this dating was once came across to be risky, specially between young ones who're extra bilingually uncovered. This booklet stocks those findings with linguists, language educators, and language policymakers, either neighborhood and foreign.
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