Language management in the People’s Republic of China

  title={Language management in the People’s Republic of China},
  author={Bernard Spolsky},
  pages={e165 - e179}
Since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, language management has been a central activity of the party and government, interrupted during the years of the Cultural Revolution. It has focused on the spread of Putonghua as a national language, the simplification of the script, and the auxiliary use of Pinyin. Associated has been a policy of modernization and terminological development. There have been studies of bilingualism and topolects (regional varieties like… Expand
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