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Introduction

  • YiXi LaMuCuo
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Part of the Multilingual Education book series (MULT, volume 34)

Abstract

The developing of bilingualism in Tibetan areas of China spans a period of 67 years, beginning in 1950 and continuing to the present. Nowadays bilingualism is the norm of everyday life for Tibetans, but research in this field is very limited. The world lacks the knowledge on Tibetan individuals’ experiences of developing bilingualism; I believe this is the significance of this research. My personal experience of developing bilingualism was full of struggles and sadness, which leads me to the path of researching Tibetan individuals’ bilingual experiences. In addition, in this chapter, I also reviewed the historical development of Tibetan traditional education.

Keywords

Bilingualism Tibetan bilinguals Individuals A marginalized people Experiences Struggles Tibetan traditional education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • YiXi LaMuCuo
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  1. 1.School of Tibetan Culture & LanguageNorthwest Minzu UniversityLanzhouChina

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