As an emerging interdisciplinary subject of economics and linguistics, the economics of language study has developed fast in China and abroad. Not long ago, An Introduction to the Economics of Language written by Prof. Shaoan Huang, Weiguo Zhang and Jian Su has been published by The Commercial Press, which is the first Monograph on the Economics of Language in China.
The book systematically deals with the basic theoretical issues on the economics of language and its major fields of study. It focuses on the topics in language as a form of human capital, the origin and change of language from the perspective of economics, language industry, language economy, the economic analysis of language policy and planning, and the current situation of the economics of language study in China. It provides useful insights on language problems related to economic variables, and is of significance for the development of economics of language study in China.