Language Policy in the People's Republic of China
Theory and Practice Since 1949
|Series title:||Language Policy Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $269.00|
| Book Description: |
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...