In recent years, research has witnessed prosperity in the study of language policy. However, there are still many problems behind this prosperity. For example, lots of the researches lack theoretical intervention and neglect perspectives of linguistic theories. This book, a trailblazer for academic researchers in the fields of language policy and SFL (Systemic Functional Linguistics) as applicable linguistics, examines language policy from the perspective of SFL, which could provide different angles for language policy and offer a valuable attempt to test SFL as applicable linguistics.
This book also explores many typical controversial issues in Chinese language policy with the SFL approach, such as ongoing conflicts between Putonghua and dialects. It not only addresses authentic problems emerging from the implementation process of Chinese language policy, but also produces some feasible and customized suggestions to improve Chinese language policy.
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