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LINGUIST List 17.1445

Wed May 10 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Zhou, Sun (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, Language Policy in the People's Republic of China: Zhou, Sun (Eds)


Message 1: Language Policy in the People's Republic of China: Zhou, Sun (Eds)
Date: 01-Sep-2005
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer-sbm.com>
Subject: Language Policy in the People's Republic of China: Zhou, Sun (Eds)


Title: Language Policy in the People's Republic of China
Subtitle: Theory and Practice since 1949
Series Title: Language Policy 4
Published: 2004
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Editor: Minglang Zhou, Dickinson College
Editor: Hongkai Sun, Institute of National Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Hardback: ISBN: 1402080387 Pages: 366 Price: Europe EURO 139.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402080387 Pages: 366 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402080387 Pages: 366 Price: U.K. £ 96.00
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Written In: English (eng )

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