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Title Language diversity in the Sinophone world : historical trajectories, language planning, and multilingual practices / edited by Henning Klöter and Mårten Söderblom Saarela
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 314 pages)
Series Routledge studies in sociolinguistics
Routledge studies in sociolinguistics.
Contents Introduction : language diversity in the Sinophone world / Henning Klöter and Mårten Söderblom Saarela -- What was standard Chinese in the nineteenth Century? : divergent views in the times of transition / Richard VanNess Simmons -- Manchu, Mandarin, and the politicization of spoken language in Qing China / Mårten Söderblom Saarela -- Romanizing southern Mǐn : missionaries and the promotion of written Chinese vernaculars / Don Snow -- Interactions across Englishes in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Singapore / Christiane Meirkord -- One legacy, two legislations : language policies on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait / Henning Klöter -- Language policy and practice in Taiwan in the early twenty-first century / Su-Chio Chen -- A tale of two special administrative regions : the state of multilingualism in Hong Kong and Macao / David C.S. Li and Choi-Lan Tong -- One people, one nation, one Singapore : language policy and shifting identities among Chinese Singaporeans / Yeng Seng Goa and Yeow Wah Fong -- Speakers of "mother tongues" in multilingual China : complex linguistic repertoires and identity construction / Sihua Liang -- Multilingualism and language policy in Singapore / Peter Siemund and Lijun Li -- The discourses of lào yīngwén : resistance to and subversion of the normative status of English in Taiwan / Hsi-Yao Su -- Conventionalized code-switching in Taiwan : English insertions in Taiwan Mandarin / Julia Wasserfall -- Ubiquitous but unplanned : the utterance-final particle ê in Taiwan Mandarin / Chin-Hui Lin -- Diverse language, diverse grammars : on quirky phenomena in Mandarin / Jeroen Widenhof
Summary "Language Diversity in the Sinophone World offers interdisciplinary insights into social, cultural, and linguistic aspects of multilingualism in the Sinophone world, highlighting language diversity and opening up the burgeoning field of Sinophone studies to new perspectives from sociolinguistics. The book begins by charting historical trajectories in Sinophone multilingualism, beginning with late imperial China through to the emergence of English in the mid-19th century. The volume uses this foundation as a jumping off point from which to provide an in-depth comparison of modern language planning and policies throughout the Sinophone world, with the final section examining multilingual practices not readily captured by planning frameworks and the ideologies, identities, repertoires, and competences intertwined within these different multilingual configurations. Taken together, the collection makes a unique sociolinguistic-focused intervention into emerging research in Sinophone studies and will be of interest to students and scholars within the discipline"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 24, 2020)
Subject Chinese language -- Variation
Language policy -- China
Multilingualism -- China
Form Electronic book
Author Klöter, Henning, 1969- editor.
Söderblom Saarela, Mårten, editor.
LC no. 2020019822
ISBN 1000201481