[lg policy] MLAL seminar: Language policy and planning in the Chinese context.

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 11:15:23 EDT 2018

MLAL seminar: Language policy and planning in the Chinese context.
An MLAL/CALS research seminar will take place on Thursday 25th October at
15.00 in C1079:

*Language policy and planning in the Chinese context.*

*Shujian Guo*

This presentation will give an introduction to language planning and policy
in China, focusing on history, current issues and the principles and
philosophy which inform policy and planning in the Chinese context. The
seminar will include discussion of phonological aspects, the writing
system, language modernization and education policies. The presentation
will also make reference to issues such as the role of government in LPP
and the main factors which differentiate LPP in China from western cultural

Shujian Guo (shujian.guo at ul.ie) is a PhD candidate at Shanghai
International Studies University, and currently a visiting researcher at
the Centre for Applied Language Studies at  UL. His main research interest
is language policy and new media and he is currently studying applications
of corpus methodologies to language policy and planning research. He is
also working on ways in which data from social networks and their
linguistic features can shed light on political positions. Shujian Guo has
also previously worked on the influence of Japanese dictionaries on Chinese
legal terminologies in the1900s


 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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