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On Saving China's Dying Languages

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On Saving China's Dying Languages

Postby Slava » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:07 pm

Here's an interesting piece from The Atlantic.

We've touched on China and what to call its languages, so I thought some might like to see this one.
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Re: On Saving China's Dying Languages

Postby Slava » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:05 pm

Apologies for replying to my own post, but here is an interesting article on Chinese and the influence of English:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_vall ... ional.html
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Re: On Saving China's Dying Languages

Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:47 pm

Thanks for the two articles on language in China. They confirm my take on Chinese exactly. The reason for pushing Mandarin is strictly for the power it gives the central government.
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