Most commentators, including those in academia and the media, maintain that the difficulty of its character-based writing system will prevent Chinese from becoming a global language. However, much of this discussion is founded on flawed assumptions about ‘proficiency’, technological advances in language learning and usage, an excessive focus on the challenging features of Chinese characters and linguistics. Contrary to popular belief, a character-based writing system will not stop Chinese becoming a global language.
|Type||Invited vlog post for The China Story Blog|
|Media of output||Blog|
|Publisher||China Story Blog|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 28 May 2020|
- language learning
- global language