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  Encyclopedia: Taiwanese language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taiwanese is the variant of Min-nan which is spoken in Taiwan.
Taiwanese is similar to the speech of the southern part of Fujian because most Taiwanese have ancestors who migrated from there in the 17th to 19th centuries.
The grammar of Taiwanese is similar to southern Chinese dialects and akin to Hakka and Cantonese.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Taiwanese-language   (3831 words)

  
 Taiwanese (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taiwanese (Chinese: 台語, 台灣話 or 福佬話; Taiwanese Pe̍h-oē-jī: Tâi-oân-oē or Hō-ló-oē; Hanyu Pinyin: Táiyǔ or Táiwānhuà) is the primary spoken language of 70% of the Taiwanese population.
Taiwanese is mutually intelligble with the speech of Min-nan in the southern part of Fujian because most Taiwanese have ancestors who migrated from there in the 17th to 19th centuries.
The phrase Taiwanese language is also sometimes incorrectly used to refer to Mandarin, which remains the de facto official spoken language of the Republic of China and is spoken fluently by about 80 % of Taiwanese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taiwanese_language   (4031 words)

  
 Taiwanese (linguistics) Information - TextSheet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taiwanese (Tâi-oân-oē or Hō-ló-oē; 台語 or 台灣話; Hanyu Pinyin: Táiyǔ or Táiwānhuà) is the home language for about 60% of the population of Taiwan.
Until the 1980s, the use of Taiwanese was discouraged by the Kuomintang on Taiwan through measures such as banning its use in schools and limiting the amount of Taiwanese broadcast on electronic media.
Although the use of Taiwanese over Mandarin is part of the Taiwan independence movement, the linkage between politics and language is not as strong as it once was.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/t/ta/taiwanese__linguistics_.html   (2740 words)

  
 Taiwanese language and pronunciation
Taiwanese is a dialect of Mĭn Nán (Southern Min) spoken in Taiwan.
The ancestors of the majority of Taiwanese people came from the southern part of Fùjiàn province and their language is very similar to the language of that region, particular to the dialect of Xiàmén.
Until the 1980s use of the Taiwanese language was banned in schools and the number of Taiwanese programmes on the radio and television was restricted.
www.omniglot.com /writing/taiwanese.htm   (264 words)

  
 Learn Taiwanese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This language has a lot of different names, and no matter which way you refer to it, it is still a distinct language that has a lot of different dialects.
The language originates in Fujian province (Fujian is a Mandarin pronunciation), the old name of which used to be Hokkien (from the Min pronunciation).
The truth is, most children in Taiwan speak Taiwanese as their mother tongue and learn Mandarin as a second language in school, though school is not necessarily their first contact with it.
www.glossika.com /en/dict/taiwanese/foreword.htm   (947 words)

  
 Taiwanese (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taiwanese (Tâi-oân-oē or Hō-ló-oē; Chinese: 台語, 台灣話 or 福佬話; Hanyu Pinyin: Táiyǔ or Táiwānhuà) is a language spoken fluently by about 60% of the population of Taiwan.
The subethnic group in Taiwan for which Taiwanese is considered a native language is known as Holo (Hō-ló) or Hoklo; the correspondence between language and ethnicity is not absolute, however, as some Holo speak Taiwanese poorly while some non-Holo speak Taiwanese fluently.
There is a special form of musical/dramatic performance koa-á-hì; ("Taiwanese opera"); the subject matter is usually a historical event.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Taiwanese_(linguistics)   (3949 words)

  
 Taiwanese (linguistics) Details, Meaning Taiwanese (linguistics) Article and Explanation Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taiwanese (Tâi-oân-oē or Hō-ló-oē; Chinese: 台語 or 台灣話; Hanyu Pinyin: Táiyǔ or Táiwānhuà) is a language spoken fluently about 60% of the population of Taiwan.
The subethnic group in Taiwan for which Taiwanese is considered a native language is known as Holo (Hō-ló) or Hoklo, although the correspondence between language and ethnicity is not total, as some Holo speak Taiwanese badly while some non-Holo speak Taiwanese fluently.
When writing Taiwanese in Han characters, some writers create 'new' characters when they consider it is impossible to use directly or borrow existing ones; this corresponds to similar practices in character usage in Cantonese, Vietnamese chữ nôm;, Korean and Japanese.
www.e-paranoids.com /t/ta/taiwanese__linguistics_.html   (3541 words)

  
 Taiwanese Language De-Cal!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With a language that is passed down from generation to generation by way of mouth, there are myriad variations and nuances to the language and no definite standard set.
Advanced: The goal of this section is to have everyone participate in using, practicing, and refining their Taiwanese language skills.
Due to the fact that Taiwanese is an orally passed-down language, it would be easier to learn a system of phonetics that uses letters found in the English alphabet that serve as a pronunciation guide.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~taioanoe/about.htm   (834 words)

  
 Studying Chinese in Taiwan - study Mandarin or learn Taiwanese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A language exchange means that someone will teach you Chinese (or Taiwanese or another language) and in return you will teach them English or another language.
Linguistically speaking Taiwanese, or Taiyu as it is often called in Taiwan, is a dialect of Minnan or Southern Min.
This is the language spoken in the south of Fujian Province in China where most Taiwanese trace their ancestry back to.
taiwan.8m.net /study.html   (1332 words)

  
 Learn a little Taiwanese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taiwanese Survival Course is intensely practical and, in order to gain maximum benefit, the content of each day's lesson should be practiced with your Taiwanese friends and acquaintances.
Try to attend a Taiwanese-speaking church during your time of Taiwanese language study for here is a group of people who have chosen that church because they feel more comfortable using Taiwanese than Mandarin.
But it will be well worth the investment as you will quickly discover when talking with your friends and neighbors in the language close to their hearts.
users.aol.com /ChineseLLC/taiwanes.htm   (436 words)

  
 CHAPTER 6 CONCLUSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The survey reveals that people who are able to speak native Taiwanese languages are more likely to give higher ratings to Taibun.
Moreover, their language ability and national identity also will play an important role while they are making the determinations.
One of the factors might be that their reading efficiencies were reduced because of the fact that most of the readers were not skilled in Taiwanese Romanization.
www.de-han.org /ebook/attitude/taibun/ch6/ch6.htm   (1825 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The official language is the Mandarin Chinese of mainland newcomers who dominated the island's politics for more than 50 years after fleeing China in 1949 following a civil war victory by the communists.
Schools began extra-curricular programs to teach native languages in the mid-1990s, before the lessons were officially included on the curriculum by the KMT, starting in 2001 after the party lost power.
Soap operas, news broadcasts and music are all being broadcast in Taiwanese but there is concern over the rise of what critics call "Taiwanese chauvinism" after the DPP came to power.
www.asu.edu /educ/epsl/LPRU/newsarchive/Art3768.txt   (658 words)

  
 chinese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chinese is the official language and for years it was forbidden to speak Taiwanese in school, the legislature and other official settings, as well as on TV (outside of a couple of reserved time slots).
Taiwanese is common on the streets, especially outside of Taipei.
Language exchanges are common and a good way to make friends and meet members of the opposite sex.
users2.ev1.net /~turton/chinese.html   (1735 words)

  
 Penn Taiwanese Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
East Asian Languages and Literatures Chairman Chris Hill said Taiwanese supporters have yet to fulfill the typical University procedures for creating a new language curriculum.
Schaub and East Asian languages and literatures professor Charles Laughlin discussed the issue last year but disagreed about what to title the new language course, should it be offered.
Li began teaching Taiwanese at Harvard last year when the University introduced the language and said universities should teach Taiwanese because of the growing number of Taiwanese American students.
dolphin.upenn.edu /~pts/news_yale_language.shtml   (524 words)

  
 Scott Sommers' Taiwan Weblog : DPP and KMT Language Policies
Following strong resistance to the KMT's colonization of Taiwan, they concluded that the continued widespread use of the Taiwanese language was inconsistent with their goal of forging a Chinese identity on Taiwan.
The reality that Taiwanese was the most widely spoken language on the island was ignored, as was the fact that Japanese was the most widely spoken second language.
While the Taiwanese language is the most widely spoken on the island, it has not been modernized in the same fashion as English and Mandarin and hence remains a language of private use.
scottsommers.blogs.com /taiwanweblog/2004/02/dpp_stuff.html   (858 words)

  
 Spoken Taiwanese
Even native speakers of modern Taiwanese have had much difficulty understanding the proposed pronunciation system and have conveyed that it is incorrect.
Disappointing as it may be, given that this is one of the few books available on the Taiwanese language, this book will not be of much assistance in learning the language.
To cap it all, the language it uses is very old fashioned and different to how most people use Min nan hua in Taiwan today.
www.lexiconer.com /bookstore/item.php?id=172   (949 words)

  
 Language Schools in Taiwan. Taiwanese International Language Schools results from GoAbroad.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Our school is one of the oldest and best-known language training schools in Taiwan.
Since it was established in 1956, the school has grown steadily and now has 3 campuses in Taiwan.
The first being at Providence University in Taichung, and the second at CLD Language Center in Taipei.
www.languageschoolsguide.com /Taiwan.cfm   (243 words)

  
 Penn Taiwanese Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Penn Taiwanese Society works to provide a network and community for Penn students who are interested in Taiwanese affairs.
There are many Taiwanese families here in the Philadelphia area, and Penn Taiwanese Society is always invited to the Taiwanese Association of America--Greater Philly Chapter's events, which often include potlucks and picnics with home cooked Taiwanese food and Taiwanese uncles and aunties who remind you of home.
PTS is also a co-founder and participant of Taiwanese American Heritage Weekend for Philadelphia Students (TAHWPS), a student-organized, annual event in which we bring in speakers who talk about politics, culture, history, and language.
dolphin.upenn.edu /~pts   (198 words)

  
 TAIWANESE HAKKA
If the Hakka language is not established in the new area, then immigrants disappeared and adopted the new identity of the ethnic group of other language.
Other than the languages, there are probably still some difference in culture, custom and biology among Hakka, Min, Cantonese and other southern ethnic groups.
Cultures and Language of Hakka HAKKA IN TAIWAN {to be continued} update on 10/3/98 Albert Chu
home.i1.net /~alchu/hakka/toihakka.htm   (3931 words)

  
 Taiwanese Sign Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Each gesture can be thought as a vocabulary in a lexicon, and a sentence is a sequence of gestures.
Moreover, there are two styles of gesture in TWL: natural sign language and grammatical sign language.
Natural style is mostly used by the disabled, especially the elder generation.
www.cmlab.csie.ntu.edu.tw /~f1506028/TSL.html   (166 words)

  
 TAIWANESE language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Get further details about this language from The Ethnologue and The Rosetta Project.
See also the alphabetical language list and full country list.
Another reference on countries, languages and people groups is Peoplegroups.org.
globalrecordings.net /language/1997   (86 words)

  
 Center for Chinese Studies: Faculty: Robert Cheng   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Professor Cheng is a leading figure in the research of the Taiwanese language: the development of its orthography, the comparison of its phonology and syntax with those of Mandarin, and the sociolinguistics of its use in Taiwan.
More generally, he is interested in language data banks, language contact, language education, and language and cultural change in Chinese communities.
[Taiwanese and Mandarin Structures and Their Developmental Trends in Taiwan].
www.chinesestudies.hawaii.edu /community/faculty/cheng_robert.html   (157 words)

  
 Taiwanese Websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taiwanese Language Page at the University of Washington.
ITASA-99 Conference From February 4th to 7th, 1999, four hundred Taiwanese American students from across North America gathered at Yale University for the seventh annual ITASA Conference.
The role of the Taiwanese - American community in the United States.
www.geocities.com /Tokyo/Temple/3307/links.htm   (431 words)

  
 Marjorie Chan's ChinaLinks 3
An organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy, CLTA represents instructors of Chinese language, literature, linguistics and culture at all educational levels throughout the world.
JCLTA is a publication of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, with articles in English or in Chinese.
TJL is an international journal dedicated to the publication of research papers on linguistics and welcomes contributions in all areas of the scientific study of language.
chinalinks.osu.edu /c-links3.htm   (7036 words)

  
 TAIWANESE HAKKA
All pronunciation of Honsii (Han characters) will be pronounced according to Hakka Taiwanese using Taiwanese Language Phonetic Alphabets (TLPA) except for those are well established words such Taiwan, Kwangtung etc. However, when a reference is cited, the author's original format is used.
CULTURE AND LANGUAGE OF HAKKA IN TAIWAN 4.
If it is based on the ability to speak Hakka, the only character that may differentiate Hakka from other Taiwanese, the percentage probably will be much lower.
home.i1.net /~alchu/hakka/toihak2.htm   (989 words)

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