Lánqīng Guānhuà 藍青官話 and Non-standard Varieties of Standard Mandarin
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Non-standard varieties of Standard Mandarin are a byproduct of the long and strenuous process that led to the emergence of a codified standard language in China. Even after the issue of the variety to be chosen as the ‘standard’ for the national language was settled, for a large number of its speakers this variety of Chinese was a second language. Interference from the native language naturally gave birth in some areas to local varieties diverging to some extent from the new standard.

One of these non-standard varieties was called Lánqīng Guānhuà 藍青官話, literally 'blue-green Mandarin'…

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Christine LAMARRE, “Lánqīng Guānhuà 藍青官話 and Non-standard Varieties of Standard Mandarin”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000209>
First published online: 2015

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