By Dong Jie
Rural-urban migration has been occurring in China because the early Nineteen Eighties, leading to complex sociolinguistic environments. Migrant employees are the spine of China's quick turning out to be financial system, and but little is understood approximately their and their children’s identities – who they're, who they suspect they're, and who they're turning into. The examine in their linguistic perform can show much approximately their id building in addition to approximately transitions in chinese language society and the (re)formation of social constitution on the macro point. during this e-book, Dong Jie offers quite a lot of ethnographic information that are organised round a scalar framework. She argues that 3 scales – linguistic communique, metapragmatic discourse, and public discourse – have interaction in complicated and a number of ways.
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