Sixuan Wang

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

A Sociolinguistic Study of Language Maintenance and Shift in the Blang Speech Community in Multilingual China

Supervisors

Summary

This research proposes to identify the patterns of intergenerational language maintenance and shift in the Blang speech community by investigating the patterns of language use, language attitudes and ethnolinguistic vitality, hoping to inform language policymakers about the state of minority languages and introduce relevant intervention program on protecting minority languages and linguistic diversity.