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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."


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Academic Paper


Title: Kingsley Bolton, Chinese Englishes: A sociolinguistic history
Author: James Stanlaw
Institution: Illinois State University
Linguistic Field: Not Applicable; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin
Abstract: Kingsley Bolton, Chinese Englishes: A sociolinguistic
history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Pp. xviii,
338. Hb US$70.00.

Almost everyone knows that many places in the non-Anglophone world
have had a long and tumultuous love affair with English, yet few are
aware of China's flirtation, if not infatuation, with it. But with
at least 200 million students of English in mainland China alone (Yong
& Campbell 1995) – more than two-thirds of the population of
the United States – the romance could hardly have been hidden for
long. Kingsley Bolton has been letting the secret out for the past
decade. This fascinating, timely, and very readable new book is the
result of his many years of perseverance. In short, English in China
has had “a long and barely remembered history” (p. xiii)
which stretches back to the beginnings of maritime trade of Britain
with Canton and Macao.

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This article appears IN Language in Society Vol. 35, Issue 3.

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