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Title: The Chinese expansion and language coexistence in Modern China
Authors: LaPolla, Randy J.
Keywords: Humanities::Linguistics
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Source: LaPolla, R. J. (2022). The Chinese expansion and language coexistence in Modern China. S. Mufwene & A. M. Escobar (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Language Contact Volume 1: Population Movement and Language Change (pp. 64-83). Cambridge University Press.
Abstract: This chapter outlines the history of the development and spread of what became what we now know as the Sinitic (Chinese) languages and the effects that migrations, cultural contact, and national policies had on the development. This includes the initial migrations into Asia and then again from the Yellow River valley to the surrounding areas. These later migrations were generally into areas where other people already lived, and so there was mixing of the people and the cultures. This is one factor that created the different branches of Sinitic (“Chinese dialects”). The last section is on language coexistence in Modern China.
ISBN: 9781009105989
DOI: 10.1017/9781316796146.006
Schools: School of Humanities 
Rights: © 2022 Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved. This book chapter is made available with permission of Cambridge University Press.
Fulltext Permission: open
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