By Sihua Liang

These in-depth case reports supply novel insights in to the fast-changing language scenario in multilingual China, and the way it alterations the meanings of language identification and language studying. This linguistic ethnographic examine of language attitudes and identities in modern China within the period of multilingualism offers a entire and important evaluate of the state-of-the-art within the box of language-attitude examine, and situates attitudes in the direction of chinese language local dialects of their social, old in addition to neighborhood contexts.

The position of language rules and the hyperlinks among the interactional phenomena and different contextual components are investigated in the course of the multi-level research of linguistic ethnographic facts. This learn captures the long term language socialisation approach and the moment-to-moment building of language attitudes at a degree of aspect that's hardly visible. The narrative is gifted in a hugely readable kind, with no compromising the theoretical sophistication and sociolinguistic complexities.

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2003; Riagáin 2008). Similar policy rationales can be observed in various settings: in post-Soviet countries, such as Kazakhstan (Smagulova 2008), postcolonial states, such as the Malaysian state of Sarawak (Ting 2003) and autonomous regions, such as Catalonia (Woolard and Gahng 1990). It is observed that the burgeoning use of national language-attitude study (by survey and/or experiment) coincides with emerging language issues on the policy agenda of states. As a result, such studies are often connected with language planning, language revitalisation and maintenance, and ideology of nationalism.

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