Language Policy in the People’s Republic of China: Theory and Practice Since 1949

Front Cover
Minglang Zhou, Hongkai Sun
Springer, Aug 27, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 343 pages
1 Review

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.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

worth reading through

Related books

Contents

VI
1
VII
19
VIII
21
IX
45
X
55
XI
71
XII
97
XIII
99
XX
219
XXI
221
XXII
239
XXIII
257
XXIV
277
XXV
289
XXVI
303
XXVII
317

XIV
123
XV
143
XVI
163
XVII
177
XVIII
179
XIX
201
XXVIII
319
XXIX
331
XXX
333
XXXI
339
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References from web pages

БЕН РАН
Название. Автор/Редактор. Подтематика. Current Issues in Computational Linguistics: In Honour of Don Walker. Zampolli; Calzolari; Palmer (Eds.) ...
www.benran.ru/ e_books/ mat.htm

Language Policy in the People's Republic of China ...
Language Policy in the People's Republic of China - Sociolinguistics. Language matters in China. It is about power, identity, opportunities, and, above all, ...
www.springer.com/ linguistics/ sociolinguistics/ book/ 978-1-4020-8038-8

@article {:June 2005:1568-4555:235, title = "Book Reviews ...
Language policy in the People's Republic of China: Theory and practice since 1949. Boston, Massachusetts: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. Pp. 346. ...
www.ingentaconnect.com/ content/ klu/ lpol/ 2005/ 00000004/ 00000002/ 00003548;jsessionid=hg46lai25lgc.alexandra?format=bib

Marjorie Chan's C785. Modern Chinese Dialects (Au 2005)
Language Policy in the People's Republic of China: Theory and Practice Since 1949. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Pages 123-141. [Electronic Reserves] ...
people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/ chan9/ c785.htm

China country study; Background paper for the Education for all ...
2006/ED/EFA/MRT/PI/85. Background paper prepared for the. Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2006. Literacy for Life. China country study ...
unesdoc.unesco.org/ images/ 0014/ 001461/ 146108e.pdf

The Implication of Technology for Language Policy and Practice: A ...
Language Policy in the People's Republic of China: Theory and Practice Since 1949. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers. Leiner, Barry M, Vinton G Cerf, ...
www.tendelgroup.org/ deleteme/ lou.pdf

Legislating Literacy for Linguistic and Ethnic Minorities in ...
Legislating Literacy for Linguistic and. Ethnic Minorities in Contemporary China. Minglang Zhou. East Asian Studies, Dickinson College, Carlisle, ...
www.multilingual-matters.net/ cilp/ 006/ 0102/ cilp0060102.pdf

EMERGENT CHINA AND CHINESE: LANGUAGE PLANNING CATEGORIES Introduction
JOSEPH LO BIANCO. EMERGENT CHINA AND CHINESE: LANGUAGE. PLANNING CATEGORIES. (Received 28 July 2006; accepted in revised form 20 November 2006). ABSTRACT. ...
www.springerlink.com/ index/ W8457P75K052H6H7.pdf

Language Policy in the People`s Republic of China: Theory and ...
Language Policy in the People`s Republic of China: Theory and Practice in 1949 (language Policy) - M. Zhou (1402080387) (0 ofertas), voltar para > Home > ...
preco.buscape.com.br/ counter_livro.asp?isbn=1402080387

Space and Culture
http://sac.sagepub.com. Space and Culture. DOI: 10.1177/1206331206298547. 2007; 10; 170. Space and Culture. Jia Lou. in Washington, dc's Chinatown ...
sac.sagepub.com/ cgi/ reprint/ 10/ 2/ 170.pdf