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ERIC Number: EJ850971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1673-341X
The Function and Significance of Newly Created Ethnic Minority Writing Systems during Cultural Transition: Taking the Hani, Lisu, and Naxi Ethnic Minorities as Examples
Ma, Xiaoyi
Frontiers of Education in China, v4 n3 p435-452 Sep 2009
New writing systems for several of China's minority languages were developed and implemented during a unique period in Chinese history. Throughout the different stages of modern Chinese history, these writing systems have had various societal functions and uses, including the improvement of education and literacy for China's ethnic minorities. In the new era, the societal functions of these newly created systems have been weakened by the large-scale influence from both outside and within minority environment. Nevertheless, the newly created writing systems have undeniable value and significance, and they continue to serve positive functions that cannot be fulfilled by other writing systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China