An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Language Proficiency and Economic Income of Chinese and Vietnamese Border Residents: A Case Study of Dongxing City, Guangxi Province

  • Bian Chenglin Guangxi University of Nationalities
  • Liu Jinlin Director of Social Sciences Division of Guangxi University for Nationalities
  • Yang Liuyan Guangxi University of Finance and Economics
  • Bian Zhiyao Guangxi Arts University
Keywords: Language Proficiency, Targeted Poverty-Alleviation, Income

Abstract

Based on the full sample survey of border residents in Dongxing City, Guangxi, this paper uses language economics theory and data analysis methods to analyze the relationship between language proficiency and income of border residents in Dongxing City, Guangxi. The conclusions of the study include: multilingual ability can enhance residents' self-employment ability, obtain more employment opportunities and stable income sources, and have a positive correlation with their annual income. Putonghua popularization is an effective measure to promote poverty alleviation in border areas; Government departments should optimize and improve local industrial policies and promote the promotion and protection of traditional cultures of ethnic minorities while giving full play to the positive economic and social benefits of Putonghua popularization and cultivating new economic drivers.

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Author Biographies

Bian Chenglin, Guangxi University of Nationalities

Professor, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Linguistic Economics

Liu Jinlin, Director of Social Sciences Division of Guangxi University for Nationalities

Director of Social Sciences Division of Guangxi University for Nationalities, a Ph.D., Professor of Academy of Marxism, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Yang Liuyan, Guangxi University of Finance and Economics

lecturer of Cultural Communication College, Guangxi University of Finance and Economics, Guangxi, Nanning, 530002.

Bian Zhiyao, Guangxi Arts University

College of Film, Television & Media, Nanning, Guangxi, 530007

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Published
2020-01-10
How to Cite
Chenglin, B., Jinlin, L., Liuyan, Y., & Zhiyao, B. (2020). An Empirical Study on the Relationship between Language Proficiency and Economic Income of Chinese and Vietnamese Border Residents: A Case Study of Dongxing City, Guangxi Province. JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN LINGUISTICS, 11, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.24297/jal.v11i.8551
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