To Er or not no Er? The changing er in the speech community of Beijing
- Wednesday 6 December 2017
Van Wijkplaats 4
2311 BX Leiden
It is well known that social changes have an impact on language variation and change. Nowadays, Beijing witnesses radical social changes in the process of urbanization. Erhua, as a characteristic feature of Beijing Mandarin, is undergoing a change with the change of society. In this talk, I will present some preliminary findings related to the social stratification of erhua and people’s attitudes towards erhua.