A Survey and Research on Language Usage in Border Counties of Ethnic Minorities in China
Taking Burang County, Tibet as an Example
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- Language usage; Border counties; Ethnic minorities; Questionnaire survey
China’s ethnic minority border counties are geographically adjacent to other countries and have frequent foreign exchanges. The local border trade and tourism development provide them with advantages in foreign language environment. It has certain practical significance to discuss the language use in border counties. This paper takes Burang County, Ngari Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region as a case investigation point, and uses a questionnaire survey to investigate the language use of students in compulsory education in different scenarios, so as to study the language use in border counties of ethnic minorities in China. According to the survey, local students’ home language, social language, and media language are mainly Tibetan and Chinese Mandarin, while the frequency of English is far less high. However, affected by the special geographical location of the local area, many students still showed interest in English and the languages of surrounding countries, mainly reflected in the two aspects of social language and media language. Facts have proved that foreign languages are practical for local students. Because the development of tourism and border trade requires foreign language exchanges, learning and using foreign languages has practical significance to promote local economic development, and also contributes to cultural exchanges with neighboring countries and ethnic groups.
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TY - CONF AU - Xin Lin PY - 2022 DA - 2022/03/30 TI - A Survey and Research on Language Usage in Border Counties of Ethnic Minorities in China BT - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 175 EP - 181 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220306.028 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220306.028 ID - Lin2022 ER -