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By Anwei Feng

ISBN-10: 1853599921

ISBN-13: 9781853599927

This paintings compares and contrasts strands of bilingualism in China, one for minority nationality teams, the opposite for majority. It examines the heritage, coverage, philosophy, politics, provision and perform in bilingual, trilingual or multilingual schooling concerning Mandarin chinese language, English, and minority languages. This quantity brings a combined staff of researchers jointly to debate concerns in bilingual or trilingual schooling for almost all and minority nationality teams in China and to discover the connection among the 2. Articles variety from experiences of bilingual or trilingual schooling tasks in distant minority areas to discussions approximately Chinese-English bilingual schooling in significant fiscal centres.

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This is a kind of respect for that person. (Lam, 2005: 56) Danny did not begin learning Putonghua at home but received his education in Putonghua from kindergarten. It is worth noting that the variation in the use of Putonghua as a medium of instruction experienced by Tian and Danny still exists. In the big cities, Putonghua is more used as a medium of instruction but in the rural areas, it is still not uncommon for learners to be taught Chinese first in a local Chinese dialect before switching to Putonghua.

He affected me a lot. So I set my heart on learning English well. (Lam, 2005: 167–169) P1: OTE/SPH MMBK003-Feng 26 P2: OTE April 7, 2007 8:12 Part 1: Policy, Curriculum and Ideological Orientations Ma eventually learnt English well enough to become a foreign language graduate student. His repertoire includes the Dong language (his native language), the Zhuang language (another minority language), the Guiliu dialect (a Chinese dialect spoken in his region), Putonghua, English, Japanese, and German.

They share one writing script of about 3500 years old. The national language, Chinese, is also known as Hanyu (Han Language). The standard dialect for oral interaction is Putonghua (common language), a northern dialect mapping well onto Baihua, the written variety of Modern Standard Chinese propagated from around 1920. 4% of the total population in China) (National Bureau of Statistics of the People’s Republic of China, 2001), 55 groups of whom are officially recognized, over 80 to 120 languages are spoken (State Language Commission, 1995: 159; Zhou, 2003: 23).

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