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Globalisation, language planning and language rights: the recent script policy measures adopted by Japan and the People's Republic of China

Premaratne, Dilhara


In 2009, two significant script policy measures were adopted by Japan and the People's Republic of China (China hereafter), both as a response to national language needs triggered by globalisation. However, the measures chosen by the two countries were very different, Japan choosing to increase and China choosing to standardise the Chinese characters in the respective official character lists. The Japanese script reform measure was an integral part of Japan's recent national efforts to beautify...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Issues in Language Planning
DOI: 10.1080/14664208.2014.979677


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