Classics in Language Planning
Principal Investigators: XU Daming, WANG Ling, CHEN, Xinren
Research project funded by the State Language Commission. It will output a book series for studies on classic works of language planning and language policies.
Principal Investigators: XU Daming, XU Xingwu
Research project funded by the State Language Commission. It provides research reports on issues of sociolinguistics about language censuses.
Language Changes in Progress
Principal Investigator: XU Daming
Research project funded by the National Social Sciences Foundation. As outputs of the project, a number of articles and reports detailing speech community investigations, sociolinguistic analyses of language variation and change, dialect contacts and koineization have been and are being completed.
Linguistic Competitiveness of the Migrant Workers in the Labour Market
Principal Investigator: SHENG Lin
Research project funded by the Social Sciences Foundation of the Jiangsu Province. It investigates the language situation of the migrant workers and makes recommendations on improving the linguistic competitiveness of the migrant workers in the labour market.
Industrialization, Urbanization, Language Contact and Identity Formation in China and Europe
Principal Investigators: XU Daming, CHEN Xinren, M.E. van den Berg
This is the corresponding part of the European research project by the same title headed by M.E. van den Berge and Hans van de Velde. It includes urban language surveys in a number of Chinese cities.
History of Chinese Language Planning
Principal Investigator: YU Jin’en
Research project jointly funded by CCLASS and MOE. It surveys the history of language planning in China in the last three centuries.
Foreign Language Strategies
Principal Investigators: ZHAO Ronghui and CAI Yongliang
Research project jointly funded by CCLASS and SISU. It studies international competitions in language spread and makes recommendations on foreign language education in China.
A Policy Proposal for the Rescue, Protection and Development of the Language of the Qiang Ethnic Minority after the Wenchuan Earthquake
Principal Investigators: The China Centre for Linguistic and Strategic Studies
The Ethnic Minority Study Center of China
It is a project in language and education policy-formulation with a focus on the protection of ethnic minority rights. It aims to make a full implementation of the Chinese government’s policies for the protection of ethnic minority rights with an expected short-term effect of significantly improving the Qiang people’s wellbeing.