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Prof. Dr. FENG Xuefeng 冯学锋 (Wuhan University), How has the internet influenced the Chinese language situation? 互联网给中国语言生活带来了什么？
May 8, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Is the internet “improving” or “revolutionizing” the Chinese language situation? If this change is considered as an “improvement”, it would be an “improvement” of the means of communication; if this change is considered as a “revolution”, it would be a profound change of our views of language. In conclusion, the changes brought about by the use of the internet should make us re-examine our views of language values.
The lecture will be held in Chinese language. 讲座将用中文进行。
FENG Xuefeng is Professor of Wuhan University, PhD supervisor, vice director of Research Center of Chinese language and social development, one of the research institutes of the National Language Committee of China; council member of Social Linguistics Association of China; standing council member of Rhetoric Society of China; standing council member and the secretary-general of the Rhetoric Society of Central China. His major research interests are applied linguistics, including social linguistics, language planning, pathological linguistics, rhetoric studies of Chinese language. His recent research focuses on tracking and interpreting the social linguistic life on new media. He is chief editor for the Volume of Hot Topics of the Language Situation in China Green Book Series. He has presided over the National “985” projects and some scientific research projects funded by the State Language Committee and the Confucius Headquarters. He has paid visits to the U.S., Canada, Australia and many European countries for academic exchange and Chinese language promotion. Prof. Feng has been awarded the first Wuhan University President Award for Most Distinguished Teaching Contributions, and the title Champion of Top Ten Masters of China in 2016.