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Li, Jian – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This article investigates 90 Shanghainese participants' cross-generational use and knowledge of 140 English loanwords in Shanghainese which are deemed as an important part of Shanghai Regional Culture (SRC). The quantitative results reveal that the older participants use and know much more of English loanwords than the younger ones, and that many…
Descriptors: Linguistic Borrowing, English (Second Language), Age Differences, Verbs
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Jiang, Yan; Dewaele, Jean-Marc – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
This paper examined language anxiety (LA) in Chinese dialects and Putonghua among college students in mainland China and explored the links between their LA in the first language and a range of sociobiographical variables (i.e. gender and geographical background) as well as linguistic variables (i.e. mother tongue, age of onset of acquisition,…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Dialects, Anxiety, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Luqiu, Luwei Rose – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The Internet is used to create a grassroots counter-hegemony force. However, how individuals can effect changes to the development of language policies, especially in contexts such as China, is understudied. This study analyses three different forms of online activities -- self-generating content, interaction, and discussion -- to demonstrate how…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Public Policy, Internet, Discourse Analysis
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Liu, Dorinda Tsai-Hsiu; Chang, Ying-Hwa; Li, Paul Jen-Kuei; Lin, Ji-Ping – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
This study covers two issues: (1) the language shift process relating to two highly endangered aboriginal languages of Taiwan and (2) the correlations between some variables and their language shift. Both Kanakanavu and Saaroa peoples underwent two waves of migration: (1) a massive in-migration of another Formosan ethnic group (Bunun people) in…
Descriptors: Language Skill Attrition, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Puah, Yann-Yann; Ting, Su-Hie – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
The study examines the influence of gender, age and socio-economic status on attitudes of Foochow and Hokkien towards their ethnic language and Mandarin. The matched guise test results of 120 Foochow and 120 Hokkien participants in Kuching, Malaysia, showed positive attitudes towards Mandarin on all the 15 traits. The Hokkien participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Individual Characteristics, Age Differences
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Gao, Xuesong – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
This paper reports on a study that analysed the ideological framing of "Chinese dialects" or "regional Chinese varieties" in the mainland China's state print media reports of "dialect crisis" and the associated efforts to sustain the use of these "dialects" from 2002 to 2012. The analysis revealed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dialects, Chinese, Language Usage
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Groves, Julie May – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2010
Past research has tended to ignore the emergence or existence of "middle zone" varieties such as topolects or regiolects. In addition, attitudinal dynamics have received little attention, including their contribution towards the re-evaluation of the status of language varieties. Regarding the status of Cantonese, linguistic, political…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Dialects, Student Attitudes, Language Attitudes
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Yin, Bo; Baldauf, Richard B., Jr. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1990
Describes the situation of minority languages and Chinese dialects, discusses and analyzes language planning and language reform of spoken Chinese, summarizes language achievements made through China's educational system, and discusses the problems that remain for spoken language reform in China. (25 references) (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Chinese, Dialects, Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance
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Talib, Ismail S. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1994
Increased use of English in Singapore, a multiracial, multilingual country, especially its use for cultural purposes, has met with some controversy. This article traces the historical development of Singaporean literature in English and the sociocultural and political problems such literature faces in a country where the official languages and…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism