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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(24); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062401.

A Survey on the Language Life of Migrant Children in Foshan City of China


Chunni Zhao1,2, Xini Zhao3

Corresponding Author:
Chunni Zhao

1School of Marxism, Foshan University, Foshan, China

2School of Educational Sicences, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China

3School of Culture Communication, Loudi Vocational and Technical College, Loudi, China


A questionnaire survey was conducted on 745 migrant children grades 4-9 in foshan city of China in order to explore the language life and the relationship among language use, linguistic capability and language attitude of migrant children. The results show that the language ability of migrant children from strong to weak is Mandarin, Homeland dialect and Cantonese.The results show that Mandarin is the main language code used by the students, followed by Homeland dialect and Cantonese.In the field of family,the language use of migrant children from strong to weak is Mandarin, Homeland dialect and Cantonese.In the field of school and life, the use of Mandarin had an absolute advantage, and other language codes coexist but occupy a marginal position.It is found that there is a statistically positive correlation among the students’ language ability and their language attitude. Improving Cantonese ability of the students can help them better integrate into city and get rid of their identity dilemma to a certain extent.


migrant children; language life; language use; linguistic capability; language attitude

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Chunni Zhao, Xini Zhao. A Survey on the Language Life of Migrant Children in Foshan City of China. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 24: 1-6. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062401.


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