Victor Mair on China Radio International about the Rise of English Words in Daily Mandarin Use


Victor Mair
Victor Mair, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is a world-renowned Sinologist and the general editor of the Cambria Sinophone World Series.

Victor Mair, world-renowned Sinologist and the general editor of the pathbreaking Cambria Sinophone World Series, was on China Radio International about important topics in the Sinophone world, such as the rise of English words in daily Mandarin use, acronyms (like NBA, WTO, IPO), character amnesia as a result of alphabetical input in computers and cell phones, Chinese words in English, Chinglish, language education, preservation of local languages (e.g., Cantonese in Hong Kong and in Guangzhou, Shanghainese).

If you missed it, you can still catch the fascinating discussion at

See also Victor Mair’s Language Log posts, which always deliver engaging, educational (and sometimes amusing) facts and discussions.

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