Political Linguistics

Experimental and Observed Studies

Language is the fundamental feature of human beings. The debate of whether does language shapes thoughts or the other way around has inspires the greatest theorists and scientists throughout the human history. Nevertheless, the importance of language in political lives has not been well studied yet.

Cutting in from an empirical angle, I strive to identify the influences of linguistic relativity and language planning in the government-mass relationship and the (re)construction of mass political cognition.

Selected Publications

Hu, Yue, and Amy H. Liu. 2020. “The Effects of Foreign Language Proficiency on Public Attitudes: Evidence from the Chinese-Speaking World.” Journal of East Asian Studies 20(1): 1–23.

Hu, Yue. 2020a. “Culture Marker Versus Authority Marker: How Do Language Attitudes Affect Political Trust?” Political Psychology 41(4): 699–716.

Hu, Yue. 2020b. “Refocusing Democracy: The Chinese Government’s Framing Strategy in Political Language.” Democratization 72(2): 302–20.

Tang, Wenfang, Yue Hu, and Shuai Jin. 2016. “Affirmative Inaction: Language Education and Labor Mobility among China’s Muslim Minorities.” Chinese Sociological Review 48(4): 346–66.

Posted on:
July 29, 2021
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