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The use of Chinese dialects

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Abstract

This survey on the use of the Chongqing dialect found that: (1) Age-dependentdifferences of dialectal competence of the Chongqing dialect are not prominent,(2) The Putonghua (Standard Chinese) competence of Chongqing speakers isage-related in urban areas, (3) The changes in the frequency of use betweenPutonghua and Chongqing dialect are explained by their different communicationpurposes; most informants (89%) prefer to use the dialect – unless requiredofficially to use Standard Mandarin. The Policy of Promoting Putonghua andits educational effects are discussed as the major reasons for the age-dependentPutonghua competence differences between older and younger generations.

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