Publication details [#53202]

Dong, Jie. 2010. The enregisterment of Putonghua in practice. Language & Communication 30 (4) : 265–275.
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Language as a subject
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This study discusses how the standardization of Putonghua constitutes an intentional institutional effort closely linked to the making of the nation, whilst at the same time being part of a more general and implicit ideological process – enregisterment – via which Putonghua's symbolic predominance is taken as natural and normative.