FAH-DCLL Academic Seminar: “When hanzi (漢字) meets global.is.asian: A Translanguaging view” by Prof. Li Wei, University College London

E21-G012, Humanities and Social Sciences Building

Event Information

Event NameFAH-DCLL Academic Seminar: “When hanzi (漢字) meets global.is.asian: A Translanguaging view” by Prof. Li Wei, University College London
CategoriesSeminar / Lecture
OrganizerDepartment of Chinese Language and Literature
SpeakerProf. Li Wei
Date09 April 2018
Time15:00 - 00:00
VenueE21-G012, Humanities and Social Sciences Building
ContentThis talk focuses on grassroots responses to the challenges globalisation presents to the Chinese writing system. Despite the deep-rooted linguistic ideologies about the superiority of hanzi xitong (漢字系統), standardised and officially sanctioned forms of written Chinese clearly cannot cope with communicative demands of the Post-Multilingualism era/後多語時代. Chinese netizens especially have shown great creativity in adapting the writing system to their everyday needs. This in turn presents new challenges to language policy and language education. With the drive to promote Chinese as a ‘global’/’world’ language, we need to take these challenges seriously. Translanguaging/超語實踐as a theoretical and analytical concept offers a useful perspective on the issues we are discussing here.
Target AudienceAll are welcome
LanguageMandarin,English

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