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Old speech, new voices: examining the language motivations of Portuguese learners in Macau

Brown, Adrian James

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In the city-state of Macau, a former Portuguese colony returned to China in 1999, there are two official languages: Chinese and Portuguese. Portuguese is only spoken as a first language by only 0.7% of the population, while the great majority of other residents speak Cantonese. Mandarin (Putonghua) and English are also widely understood and used in the media, education, business and government services, with most residents multilingual to some degree. Since the 1980s, community interest in...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16472

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