Journal of Language Planning (No. 2, 2017)

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Journal of Language Planning is an important journal on the subject of language planning, presenting research findings in the fields of language policy and language planning theory, language standardization, international organizations and country-specific language policy, world language education, language planning in different dynasties in the Chinese history, language life and language ecology, etc. The purpose is to provide a platform for academic communication and sharing among experts and scholars studying social linguistics and language planning, etc.
The articles published in Language Planning (2017. 2) collects the research findings on language policy and planning in both China and abroad. It makes further investigations on such issues as the specification of language and characters, the specification of translation and writing, the phonetic standard, language status and language policy. The main articles include:
A Study of “Language Life” / LI Yuming
Speeches at the Symposium on the Guidelines for the Use of English in Public Service Areas
Multiple Perspectives of Language Standardization / WANG Min
Adopting a Prudent Attitude toward the Differences of Pronunciation Standards between Chinese Mainland and Taiwan—From the Perspective of the Revision of “The Authorized Table of Putonghua Words with Variant Pronunciations”/ CHEN Qian
A Report on Chinese Common Braille Scheme / ZHONG Jinghua
A Discussion of the Political Attributes of National Language Planning/ ZHOU Diansheng, QIU Xiaoyu
Language Status Planning: A Study on the Status Planning of French in France/ MA Xiaoyan
An Analysis of Maghreb Amazigh Language Standardization—A Case Study of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia / KHALKI Hend
The Successful Creation of Zaiwa Characters Is a Major Move in the Work on Chinese Minority Languages / DAI Qingsha, XU Xijian
Similarities and Differences in the Bilingual Systems of Cross-border Jingpo Nationality in China and Myanmar / MAN Xin
Chinese Minority Bilingual Research Based on the Domain Knowledge Map: Hot Issues and Their Evolution / YANG Yuanyuan
The Intergenerational Recession in Huorong Tibetans' Native Language Use and Views on This Phenomenon / Tshering Gyangsgron
The Preservation of Mother Tongue and National Development—A Case Study of Bulang Language Life in Manshan Village / CHEN E, SHI Liju

About the Author
Professor Li Yuming is the dean of the Beijing Advanced InnovationCenterfor Language Resources and Intelligence (BLCU) and a doctoral supervisor. Mr. Li is a former president of the Chinese Linguistics Society (2016-2017), president of the Language Policy and Planning Board, vice president of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, and the chief editor of Chinese Journal of Language Policy and Planning. Other positions Mr. Li once held include the deputy director of the State Language Commission, head of the Department of Language Information Administration of the Ministry of Education, and director of the Institute of Applied Linguistics of the Ministry of Education.
Mr. Li has won many important awards and titles, including a special government allowance from the State Council, a national Labor Day medal, and a “2013 Distinguished Chinese Visiting Scholar” title from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Li’s major research interests focus on theoretical linguistics, syntax, psychological linguistics, and language planning. He has published more than 10 books, includingDevelopment of Child Language,On the Quantity Category in Chinese,A Catalogue of Grammar Studies, andLanguage Planning in China, as well as over 480 academic papers. He is also the chief editor ofA Global Chinese Dictionaryand a co-editor ofThe Language Situation in China(Vol. 1-3), published by The Commercial Press in association with De Gruyter of Germany. His works have been translated into Mongolian, Tibetan, Uyghur, Japanese, Korean, Russian, French, English, and other languages.
Journal of Language Planning (No. 2, 2017)