[lg policy] Taiwan faces complex language legacy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 3 14:44:27 UTC 2010

Forwarded  From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu


Taiwan faces complex language legacy

When Taiwanese scholar Shih Cheng-feng was a boy, he was forced to
speak a language that was not his own, and four decades later he still
feels handicapped by his education.

He grew up under a nationalist regime that had fled China and now
wanted him and everyone else to speak the dominant dialect of the
mainland, with the right Beijing accent.

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