TITLE

Humankind's Three Major Language Topics Today and the State of China's Linguistic Life

AUTHOR(S)
Li Yuming
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Chinese Education & Society;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses three main language planning topics, which include language problems, linguistic resources and language rights, as well as issues about the Chinese government conducting a survey of its languages and the current duties of the country's State Language Commission. It mentions the three aspects of language problems which include linguistic communication across communities, language pressures and language endangerment. Moreover, it provides an overview of the Law of the National Commonly Used Languages and Scripts of the People's Republic of China, the first law that the government enacted in the new century.
ACCESSION #
37180006

 

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