1st Edition

Language Planning and Language Policy East Asian Perspectives

By Ping Chen, Nanette Gottlieb Copyright 2001
    276 Pages
    by Routledge

    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    Examines the major issues of language planning and policy in Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam, particularly those relating to the selection of official language, script, and written language.

    Chapter 1 Language Planning and Language Policy in East Asia: An Overview, Nanette Gottlieb, Ping Chen; Chapter 2 Language Planning and Policy in Japan, Nanette Gottlieb; Chapter 3 Development and Standardization of Lexicon in Modern Written Chinese, Ping Chen; Chapter 4 Functions of Phonetic Writing in Chinese, Ping Chen; Chapter 5 Policy on the Selection and Implementation of a Standard Language as a Source of Conflict in Taiwan, Ping Chen; Chapter 6 Language Policy in Hong Kong during the Colonial Period before July 1, 1997, Ping Chen; Chapter 7 North and South Korea: Language Policies of Divergence and Convergence, Jae Jung Song; Chapter 8 Viet Nam: Quoc Ngu, Colonialism and Language Policy, Joseph Lo Bianco;


    Nanette Gottlieb, Ping Chen

    'Uniformly excellent and enjoyable and interesting to read, giving a tremendously clear picture of a wide range of topics ... the authors should be highly commended for producing such a valuable (and also very coherent) volume of papers.' - School of Oriental and African Studies