CHILL! 6 December HU Han: To Er or not to Er? The changing er in the speech community of Beijing

CHILL!

Chinese Linguistics in Leiden

Last presentation of this season!

 

note: the talk originally planned for 29 November has been cancelled.

 

6 December 2017 (Wednesday) 15:15-16:30, Wijkplaats 4/005

HU Han (Leiden):

“To Er or not no Er? The changing er in the speech community of Beijing”

abstract It is well known that social changes have an impact on language variation and change. Nowadays, Beijing witnesses radical social changes in the process of urbanization. Erhua, as a characteristic feature of Beijing Mandarin, is undergoing a change with the change of society. In this talk, I will present some preliminary findings related to the social stratification of erhua and people’s attitudes towards erhua.

 

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