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“Chinese Sociolinguistics” can be an ambiguous and very broad term. Taking into consideration the limited given space and maximization of accessibility, the present overview will focus on studies of sociolinguistic phenomena in the People’s Republic of China, especially those published in Chines…

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Yihong GAO, “Sociolinguistics”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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