Variations in world chineses

Jingxia Lin, Dingxu Shi, Menghan Jiang, Chu Ren Huang

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Although Mandarin Chinese is shared by Chinese communities such as Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, linguistic differences are frequently found among regional uses, ranging from pronunciation, orthography, vocabulary, grammar and discourse. Along with the increasingly recognized notion of "World Chineses" in recent years, the study of regional variations has also become more linguistically, socially and culturally significant. With specific examples of the linguistic features exhibited in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore Mandarin Chinese, this chapter will provide an overview of the current studies, methodologies and motivations pertaining to these variations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Chinese Applied Linguistics
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781317231158
ISBN (Print)9781138650732
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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