Mandarin-Only to Mandarin-Plus: Taiwan

  title={Mandarin-Only to Mandarin-Plus: Taiwan},
  author={Mandy Scott and Hak-khiam Tiun},
  journal={Language Policy},
This article focuses on language-in-education policies and planning in relation to the three Sinitic languages taught in formal education in Taiwan today: Mandarin – the usual medium of instruction, and Holo Taiwanese and Hakka – the home and/or ancestral languages of the majority of the population (We use the term Sinitic language to avoid using ‚Chinese dialect’ with its implications of lower status and links with the national and cultural entity of China). These policies will be analyzed in… Expand
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