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Language Ideology and Order in Rising China

Authors: Zhou, Minglang

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  • Discusses the significance of language ideology and language order as a conceptual framework in examining nation-state building
  • Examines the materialization of this ideology and its impact on China's global position
  • Contends that China’s promotion of Putonghua is the cultural leg of a tripod (economic, military, cultural) which supports China’s rising.
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This text considers contemporary China’s language ideology and how it supports China as a rising global power player. It examines the materialization of this ideology as China’s language order unfolds on two front, promoting Putonghua domestically and globally, alongside its economic growth and military expansion. Within the conceptual framework of language ideology and language order and using PRC policy documents, education annals, and fieldwork, this book explores how China’s language ideology is related to its growing global power as well as its domestic and global outreaches. It also addresses how this ideology has been materialized as a language order in terms of institutional development and support, and what impact these choices are having on China and the world. Focusing on the relationship between language ideology and language order, the book highlights a closer and coherent linguistic association between China’s domestic drive and global outreach since the turn of the century.   

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Minglang Zhou is Associate Professor and Director of the Chinese Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA and teaches courses on Chinese linguistics, China studies, and Chinese as a second language. He earned his doctoral degree from Michigan State University. His research interests include the sociology of language, sociolinguistics, ethnic affairs in China, and teaching Chinese as a second/global language.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Ideology and Order in Rising China
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3483-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3483-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3482-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 306
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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