Chinese Sociolinguistics: Language and Identity in Greater China

Chinese Sociolinguistics

Language and Identity in Greater China
 
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ISBN13:9781032382425
ISBN10:1032382422
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:162 pages
Size:234x156 mm
Weight:299 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 18 Illustrations, black & white; 10 Halftones, black & white; 8 Line drawings, black & white; 2 Tables, black & white
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Chinese Sociolinguistics examines the ways in which language contributes to shaping social, cultural, and ethnic identities in Greater China.

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Chinese Sociolinguistics examines the ways in which language contributes to shaping social, cultural, and ethnic identities in Greater China.


This book is the first textbook to be exclusively devoted to the issues of language, society, and identity in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and overseas Chinese communities (the Greater China). The book includes topics on the role of language in Chinese culture; the linguistic indexing of socioeconomic class; dialects and regional language variation; the impacts of state policies; linguistic borrowings; bilingualism and bicultural identity; and language shift and attrition. The emergence of new forms of language as influenced by modern technologies and possible future developments is also discussed in this book.


This book will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in Chinese sociolinguistics, particularly with a focus on language, identity, and society in Greater China. This book will also be of interest to members of the Chinese Language Teachers Association and the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements


Chapter 1 Laying the Foundation


Chapter 2 Chinese Languages: Past, Present and Future


Chapter 3 Naming and Proper Name Planning in China


Chapter 4 Language Planning, Policy and Attitudes in China


Chapter 5 Language Use, Policy, and Attitudes in Hong Kong and Macao


Chapter 6 Language Policy, Use, and Attitudes in Taiwan and Singapore


Chapter 7 Gender and Identity in Chinese Language


Chapter 8 Language and Rural/Urban Identity


Chapter 9 Identity and Language Maintenance among the Chinese Diaspora


Chapter 10 The Linguistic Landscape of Greater China


Chapter 11 Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and its Role as a Lingua Franca


Chapter 12 English Education in China


Chapter 13 Emerging Chinese Language Forms


Chapter 14 Face, Politeness, and Responses to Compliments in Chinese