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Language Planning in China (Hardcover) (Li Yuming)

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Aiming to facilitate the understanding of language planning theory and practices in contemporary China by the rest of the world, Yuming presents 30 papers demonstrating a dual emphasis on theory and practice when investigating linguistic issues encountered by twenty-first-century Chinese society. Defining language life as different kinds of social activities that involve language use, language knowledge and language technologies, as well as the learning and study of them, he cites language life as the basis of language planning. Noting the goal of language planning as the achievement of harmony in language life, he argues that it is language life, rather than language, per se, that a government should manage. Thirty chapters cover such subjects as language as a “hard power”; language standardization; bilingual and bi-dialectical competence; Chinese language in the information age; the history of the international dissemination of Chinese; the modernization of lexicography in China; the intension and extension of qieyinzi, inter alia. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 490
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Language Policies and Practices in China
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Author: Li Yuming
Language: English
Street Date: August 14, 2015
TCIN: 50275060
UPC: 9781614515586
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-1784
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