Sinologists, could Putonghua really eclipse Cantonese as the Chinese language of choice?

SINOPHONE STUDIES

“Language is the tongue that gives a nation its voice. And Hong Kong’s voice has never been as intrinsically linked to its identity as it is right now. Cantonese isn’t just the city’s language; it’s one of the many yardsticks by which Hongkongers measure their cultural and political differences from the rest of the Mainland.”

Read more at http://u.osu.edu/mclc/2015/07/13/the-death-of-cantonese/

#Sinophone #Putonghua  #Cantonese #ChineseLanguage  #HongKong #nationalidentity #nationallanguage

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