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Author Wei, Jennifer M., 1964-

Title Language choice and identity politics in Taiwan / Jennifer M. Wei.

Published Lanham : Lexington Books, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail High Use  306.44951249 WEI  OVERNIGHT LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 133 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-130) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. To -Er Is to Err: Acts of Identity in Chinese -- Ch. 2. Language Choice in Mandarin and Tai-yu -- Ch. 3. Chen Shui-bian's Language Choices -- Ch. 4. Language Choice and Politics -- Ch. 5. From Nationalism to Multiculturalism: Making Choices in Language Policy -- Ch. 6. A Hybrid Chinese for the Twenty-first Century.
Summary "Jennifer M. Wei argues that construction and perceptions of language and identity parallel sociopolitical transformations, and that language and identity crises arise during power transitions. Under these premises, language and identity are never well-defined or well-bounded. Instead, they are best viewed as political symbols subject to manipulation and exploitation during sociohistorical upheavals."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Language awareness -- Taiwan.
Identity (Psychology)
Language policy -- Taiwan.
Chinese language -- Taiwan.
Taiwan -- Languages -- Political aspects.
ISBN 9780739123522 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739123521 (cloth : alk. paper)