Language Attitudes Towards the Hubei Dialect: The Case of Hubei Migrants in Canton

Shu-yan WANG


In this paper, after describing the organization of linguistic repertoire and linguistic practices of migrants from Hubei, living and / or working in Canton, we try to find out the reason why they are true or not to their original language who assumes notably a vernacular function and has a very limited social profitability in linguistic market. Keywords: language attitudes; Hubei dialect; migrants from Hubei; Canton Résumé: Dans ce texte, après avoir décrit l’organisation du répertoire linguistique et les pratiques linguistiques des migrants du Hubei, vivant et/ou travaillant à Canton, on pose la question de savoir pour quelles raisons ils sont fidèles ou non à leur langue d’origine qui assure notamment une fonction vernaculaire et possède une rentabilité sociale très limitée sur le marché linguistique. Mots-clés: attitudes linguistiques; dialecte du Hubei; migrants du Hubei; Canton

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