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Title: Discourse, Identity, and China's Internal Migration
Subtitle: The Long March to the City
Written By: Jie Dong
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847694195
Series Title: Encounters
Description:

Rural-urban migration has been going on in China since the early 1980s,
resulting in complicated sociolinguistic environments. Migrant workers are the
backbone of China’s fast growing economy, and yet little is known about their
and their children’s identities – who they are, who they think they are, and who
they are becoming. The study of their linguistic practice can reveal a lot about
their identity construction as well as about transitions in Chinese society and
the (re)formation of social structure at the macro level. In this book, Dong Jie
presents a wide range of ethnographic data which are organised around a scalar
framework. She argues that three scales – linguistic communication,
metapragmatic discourse, and public discourse – interact in complex and
multiple ways.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847694201
Pages: 168
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781847694195
Pages: 168
Prices: U.K. £ 24.95
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