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Richard Xiao awarded a new BA grant

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Publication date8/07/13

The British Academy has announced this year's awards under its International Partnership and Mobility Scheme (IPM 2013).

Lancaster has been successful in its joint bid with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) in China, with Richard as the PI and Prof Hai Xu from GDUFS as the Co-I. Luke and Charles are on the Lancaster team.

The project is entitled "The corpus-based approach to the acquisition of Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language". It will start in September and last for three years, with the aim of developing a one-million-word balanced corpus of spoken and written Chinese interlanguage, and on the basis of this corpus, exploring various theoretical and practical issues pertaining to the acquisition of Chinese as a foreign language.