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The most visible sign of protection of Uyghur culture by the government is the government-run bilingual kindergarten schools where children learn Putonghua as well as Uyghur language and culture from a very young age.
Putonghua hovering, in preparation for my future masters" (Xu 2005:
Standard Chinese or Mandarin (official; Putonghua, based on the Beijing dialect), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghainese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects, minority languages (see Ethnic groups entry)
He/she shall have Chinese Putonghua proficiency with standard Putonghua pronunciation and the Mandarin test result shall be above Band Two;
Spratt (2008) investigated 526 Hong Kong university students' motivation to learn different target languages (English, Putonghua, and French/German/Japanese).
The Lishi yinjian rime table reflects the beiyin distinction between retroflex and dental sibilants, which was also included in the Lao Gudyin standard before ultimately of course also serving as the hallmark of standard Putonghua pronunciation.
The whole interview was conducted in Putonghua, and audio-recorded, with additional observation notes taken by the interviewer.
She can understand and speak some putonghua (Mandarin), but derives her source of authority and authenticity not from any reference to mainland China, but from her Teochew upbringing in Thailand and knowledge gleaned from her father, from family practices and from her own research in countries such as Hong Kong.
One of the key policy initiatives in the 1950s was to promote Mandarin (putonghua), which is based on the Beijing dialect.
(9) There is a third, officially recognised, spoken language: Putonghua. But it remains to be seen how widespread it will become in the community before it can be considered a major player in the EFL classroom.