Discourse, identity, and China's internal migration : the long march to the city /

Rural-urban migration has been going on in China since the early 1980s, resulting in complicated sociolinguistic environments. Migrant workers are the backbone of China's fast growing economy, and yet little is known about their and their children's identities - who they are, who they thin...

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Main Author: Jie, Dong, 1975-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Bristol ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2011.
Series:Encounters (Bristol, England) ; 1.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Rural-urban migration has been going on in China since the early 1980s, resulting in complicated sociolinguistic environments. Migrant workers are the backbone of China's fast growing economy, and yet little is known about their and their children's identities - who they are, who they think they are, and who they are becoming. The study of their linguistic practice can reveal a lot about their identity construction as well as about transitions in Chinese society and the (re)formation of social structure at the macro level. In this book, Dong Jie presents a wide range of ethnographic data which.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 156 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-154) and index.
ISBN:9781847694218
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