Ethnic Minority Languages in China

Ethnic Minority Languages in China

This book describes and analyzes the situation of minority languages in China.

Author: Qingsheng Zhou

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501511516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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This book describes and analyzes the situation of minority languages in China.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ethnic Minority Languages in China

Ethnic Minority Languages in China

The third category includes languages that have the status of a major language inside China but that of an ethnic minority language outside China. The fourth category includes languages with the status of an ethnic minority language ...

Author: Qingsheng Zhou

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501511837

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

View: 167

This book describes and analyzes the situation of minority languages in China.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language Situation in China

The Language Situation in China

China, with the world's largest population, numerous ethnic groups and vast geographical space, is also rich in languages.

Author: Li Yuming

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501511417

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 468

China, with the world's largest population, numerous ethnic groups and vast geographical space, is also rich in languages. Since 2006, China's State Language Commission has been publishing annual reports on what is called "language life" in China. These reports cover language policy and planning invitatives at the national, provincial and local levels, new trends in language use in a variety of social domains, and major events concerning languages in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Now for the first time, these reports are available in English for anyone interested in Chinese languge and linguistics, China's languge, education and social policies, as well as everyday language use among the ordinary people in China. The invaluable data contained in these reports provide an essential reference to researchers, professionals, policy makers, and China watchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Policy in the People s Republic of China

Language Policy in the People   s Republic of China

The contributors of this volume provide the first comprehensive scrutiny of this sweeping linguistic revolution from three unique perspectives.

Author: Minglang Zhou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402080395

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 345

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Language matters in China. It is about power, identity, opportunities, and, above all, passion and nationalism. During the past five decades China’s language engineering projects transformed its linguistic landscape, affecting over one billion people’s lives, including both the majority and minority populations. The Han majority have been juggling between their home vernaculars and the official speech, Putonghua - a speech of no native speakers - and reading their way through a labyrinth of the traditional, simplified, and Pinyin (Roman) scripts. Moreover, the various minority groups have been struggling between their native languages and Chinese, maintaining the former for their heritages and identities and learning the latter for quality education and socioeconomic advancement. The contributors of this volume provide the first comprehensive scrutiny of this sweeping linguistic revolution from three unique perspectives. First, outside scholars critically question the parities between constitutional rights and actual practices and between policies and outcomes. Second, inside policy practitioners review their own project involvements and inside politics, pondering over missteps, undergoing soul-searching, and theorizing their personal experiences. Third, scholars of minority origin give inside views of policy implementations and challenges in their home communities. The volume sheds light on the complexity of language policy making and implementing as well as on the politics and ideology of language in contemporary China.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Policy in the People s Republic of China

Language Policy in the People   s Republic of China

The contributors of this volume provide the first comprehensive scrutiny of this sweeping linguistic revolution from three unique perspectives.

Author: Minglang Zhou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402080388

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 343

View: 889

Language matters in China. It is about power, identity, opportunities, and, above all, passion and nationalism. During the past five decades China’s language engineering projects transformed its linguistic landscape, affecting over one billion people’s lives, including both the majority and minority populations. The Han majority have been juggling between their home vernaculars and the official speech, Putonghua – a speech of no native speakers – and reading their way through a labyrinth of the traditional, simplified, and Pinyin (Roman) scripts. Moreover, the various minority groups have been struggling between their native languages and Chinese, maintaining the former for their heritages and identities and learning the latter for quality education and socioeconomic advancement. The contributors of this volume provide the first comprehensive scrutiny of this sweeping linguistic revolution from three unique perspectives. First, outside scholars critically question the parities between constitutional rights and actual practices and between policies and outcomes. Second, inside policy practitioners review their own project involvements and inside politics, pondering over missteps, undergoing soul-searching, and theorizing their personal experiences. Third, scholars of minority origin give inside views of policy implementations and challenges in their home communities. The volume sheds light on the complexity of language policy making and implementing as well as on the politics and ideology of language in contemporary China.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Minority Languages Education and Communities in China

Minority Languages  Education and Communities in China

The book outlines the evolution and role of minority languages locally and nationally; it investigates current educational language policies in minority areas; and it assesses the social and economic outcomes of language change for ...

Author: L. Tsung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230234406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

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The book outlines the evolution and role of minority languages locally and nationally; it investigates current educational language policies in minority areas; and it assesses the social and economic outcomes of language change for communities in contemporary China.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Multilingual China

Multilingual China

This edited collection comprises frontline empirical research into a range of important issues that arise from the presence of 55 official ethnic minority groups, plus China’s search to modernize and strengthen the nation’s place in the ...

Author: Bob Adamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000487022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Multilingual China explores the dynamics of multilingualism in one of the most multilingual countries in the world. This edited collection comprises frontline empirical research into a range of important issues that arise from the presence of 55 official ethnic minority groups, plus China’s search to modernize and strengthen the nation’s place in the world order. Topics focus on the dynamics of national, ethnic minority and foreign languages in use, policy making and education, inside China and beyond. Micro-studies of language contact and variation are included, as are chapters dealing with multilingual media and linguistic landscapes. The book highlights tensions such as threats to the sustainability of weak languages and dialects, the role and status of foreign languages (especially English) and how Chinese can be presented as a viable regional or international language. Multilingual China will appeal to academics and researchers working in multilingualism and multilingual education, as well as sinologists keen to examine the interplay of languages in this complex multilingual context.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language Situation in China

The Language Situation in China

China, with the world's largest population, numerous ethnic groups and vast geographical space, is also rich in languages.

Author: Li Yuming

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501502989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

View: 234

China, with the world's largest population, numerous ethnic groups and vast geographical space, is also rich in languages. Since 2006, China's State Language Commission has been publishing annual reports on what is called "language life" in China. These reports cover language policy and planning invitatives at the national, provincial and local levels, new trends in language use in a variety of social domains, and major events concerning languages in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Now for the first time, these reports are available in English for anyone interested in Chinese languge and linguistics, China's languge, education and social policies, as well as everyday language use among the ordinary people in China. The invaluable data contained in these reports provide an essential reference to researchers, professionals, policy makers, and China watchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language Situation in China

The Language Situation in China

China, with the world's largest population, numerous ethnic groups and vast geographical space, is also rich in languages.

Author: Li Yuming

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501511592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 237

China, with the world's largest population, numerous ethnic groups and vast geographical space, is also rich in languages. Since 2006, China's State Language Commission has been publishing annual reports on what is called "language life" in China. These reports cover language policy and planning invitatives at the national, provincial and local levels, new trends in language use in a variety of social domains, and major events concerning languages in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Now for the first time, these reports are available in English for anyone interested in Chinese languge and linguistics, China's languge, education and social policies, as well as everyday language use among the ordinary people in China. The invaluable data contained in these reports provide an essential reference to researchers, professionals, policy makers, and China watchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language Situation in China

The Language Situation in China

China, with the world's largest population, numerous ethnic groups and vast geographical space, is also rich in languages.

Author: Li Yuming

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781614512530

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 467

View: 939

China, with the world's largest population, numerous ethnic groups and vast geographical space, is also rich in languages. Since 2006, China's State Language Commission has been publishing annual reports on what is called "language life" in China. These reports cover language policy and planning invitatives at the national, provincial and local levels, new trends in language use in a variety of social domains, and major events concerning languages in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Now for the first time, these reports are available in English for anyone interested in Chinese language and linguistics, China's languge, education and social policies, as well as everyday language use among the ordinary people in China. The invaluable data contained in these reports provide an essential reference to researchers, professionals, policy makers, and China watchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines