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Learning and teaching Chinese in the Netherlands: The metapragmatics of a polycentric language
Li, Jinling []
Juffermans, Kasper mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) >]
Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communities: Many pathways to being Chinese
Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao-Lan
Hancock, Andrew
John Benjamins
AILA Applied Linguistics Series; 12
[en] mobility ; Chinese ; globalisation ; superdiversity ; diaspora ; language change ; complementary education ; ethnography
[en] This paper is concerned with the metapragmatics of Chinese as a polycentric language. Based on ethnographic observation and interview in and around a Chinese complementary school in the Netherlands, this paper describes an ongoing shift along with demographic, economic and political changes, in what counts as Chinese: a shift from Hong Kong and Taipei to Beijing as the most powerful centre of Chinese in the world. Migration makes communicative resources like language varieties globally mobile and this affects the normativity in the diaspora classroom. A clearer understanding of the metapragmatics of Chinese is useful because it provides a key to understanding social identities in contemporary Chinese migration contexts and to understanding language within contexts of current globalisation.
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