Sociolinguistic research in China

Authored by: Minglang Zhou

The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics Around the World

Print publication date:  November  2009
Online publication date:  December  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415422789
eBook ISBN: 9780203869659
Adobe ISBN: 9781135261054


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China is generally understood to include the geographic areas of the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, though this notion is now challenged by some people in Taiwan. This chapter focuses on sociolinguistic research by linguists in Mainland China because significant sociolinguistic studies conducted in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan are usually available in English while such work conducted in Mainland China seldom is.

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