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Chinese in the United States
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1. Chinese Immigrants and Their Languages

Data from the US Census Bureau American Community Survey reveal that Chinese is the second most commonly spoken non-English language (after Spanish) in the United States. In 2007 there were 2.46 million Chinese speakers in the United States (Shin and Kominski 2010), and it is estimated that there are 3.…

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Yuling PAN, “Chinese in the United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000068>
First published online: 2015

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