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Title: Issues in language policy and planning : summary and recommendations
Authors: Li, DCS 
Keywords: Language policy and planning
Second language acquisition
Biliteracy development
Medium of instruction
Hong Kong SAR
Teaching Chinese in Putonghua
Young learners
Songs and language learning
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer
Source: In DCS Li. Multilingual Hong Kong : languages, literacies and identities, p. 271-296. Cham: Springer, 2017 How to cite?
Series/Report no.: Multilingual education, v. 19
Abstract: In this final chapter, we will summarize our key findings and observations, with a view to making some recommendations regarding alternative language-in-education policy guidelines and support measures that will hopefully have some reference value to the education authorities and be empirically investigated. On account of various linguistic and sociolinguistic realities pertaining to the Hong Kong SAR, the envisioned thrust and purpose of the recommendations is to gain greater mileage in our deployment of energies and resources to help Hongkongers – Chinese and non-Chinese – to attain biliteracy and trilingual skills, a daunting yet arguably inescapable goalpost given the SAR’s geopolitical position and socioeconomically determined woman- and man-power needs. Specifically, eight recommendations will be presented, of which six are language policy issues, while two are related to language planning.
ISBN: 978-3-319-44193-1 (print)
978-3-319-44195-5 (online)
ISSN: 2213-3208
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44195-5_9
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