Browsing by Author "Mao, Yuhan"
The media's influence on success and failure of dialects : The case of Cantonese and Shaan'xi dialects Mao, Yuhan; Lee, Hugo Yu-Hsiu (National Institute of Development Administration, 2013)
In this thesis the researcher addresses an important set of issues - how language maintenance (LM) between dominant and vernacular varieties of speech (also known as dialects) - are conditioned by increasingly globalized mass media industries. In particular, how the television and film industries (as an outgrowth of the mass media) related to social dialectology help maintain and promote one regional variety of speech over others is examined. These issues and data addressed in the current study have the potential to make a contribution to ...