Multilingual Education

Bilingual Education and Minority Language Maintenance in China

The Role of Schools in Saving the Yi Language

Authors: Zhang, Lubei, Tsung, Linda

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  • Offers insights on the Yi minority in China from an educationalist perspective
  • Compares the Chinese educational policies and practices as applied over the past 30 years
  • Contains indepth interviews with members of the Yi community, photographs of the linguistic landscape that surrounds them
  • Investigates the language attitudes and cultural identities of Yi students
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This book looks closely at Yi bilingual education practice in the southwest of China from an educationalist’s perspective and, in doing so, provides an insight toward our understanding of minority language maintenance and bilingual education implementation in China. The book provides an overview on the Yi people since 1949, their history, society, culture, customs and languages. Adopting the theory of language ecology, data was collected among different Yi groups and case studies were focused on Yi bilingual schools. By looking into the application of the Chinese government’s multilingual language and education policy over the last 30 years with its underlying language ideology and practices the book reveals the de facto language policy by analyzing the language management at school level, the linguistic landscape around the Yi community, as well as the language attitude and cultural identities held by present Yi students, teachers and parents. The book is relevant for anyone looking to more deeply understand bilingual education and language maintenance in today’s global context. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03454-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bilingual Education and Minority Language Maintenance in China
Book Subtitle
The Role of Schools in Saving the Yi Language
Authors
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03454-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03454-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03453-5
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 165
Number of Illustrations
56 b/w illustrations
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