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LINGUIST List 19.160

Mon Jan 14 2008

Books: Writing Systems/Sociolinguistics: Zhao, Baldauf

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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, Planning Chinese Characters: Zhao, Baldauf


Message 1: Planning Chinese Characters: Zhao, Baldauf
Date: 13-Dec-2007
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: Planning Chinese Characters: Zhao, Baldauf
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Title: Planning Chinese Characters
Subtitle: Reaction, Evolution or Revolution?
Series Title: Language Policy
Published: 2008
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/978-0-387-48574-4

Author: Richard B. Jr. Baldauf
Author: Shouhui Zhao
Hardback: ISBN: 9780387485744 Pages: 440 Price: U.S. $ 159.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780387485744 Pages: 440 Price: U.K. £ 96.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780387485744 Pages: 440 Price: Europe EURO 124.95
Abstract:

*There is no other single overview of modern Chinese character development;
*Indicates that technology and character development are highly related,
opening a new research topic and perspective;
*All-inclusive review and evaluation of many different literatures on the
subject, in both English and Chinese;
*Presents the most comprehensive synthesis and analysis of major
developments in reforming programs in modernizing the Chinese writing system

This book presents the most comprehensive synthesis and analysis of major
developments in reforming programs in modernizing the Chinese writing
system. It traces the language policy and planning related developments for
Chinese characters, with particular emphasis on post-1950 period in the
People's Republic of China (PRC) and the more recent challenges that
technology, and particularly the World Wide Web, have posed for the language.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Writing Systems

Written In: English (eng )

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