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Hong Kong English

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The dominant view of many linguists and educators has been that Hong Kong English is a variety of the language that is derived from, and dependent on, the metropolitan norm of British English.

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Overview

The dominant view of many linguists and educators has been that Hong Kong English is a variety of the language that is derived from, and dependent on, the metropolitan norm of British English.

Hong Kong University Press

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"Hong Kong English should be required reading for anyone working in Hong Kong's media, government or education sectors, or for that matter anyone wanting to join the debate about Hong Kong's English standards." - Stephanie Han, South China Morning Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622095533
  • Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Asian Englishes Today Series
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kingsley Bolton is Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at Stockholm University, and Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction: Hong Kong English: Autonomy and creativity 1
Pt. I Language in Context 27
1 The sociolinguistics of Hong Kong and the space for Hong Kong English 29
2 The discourse and attitudes of English language teachers in Hong Kong 57
3 Cantonese-English code-switching research in Hong Kong: A survey of recent research 79
4 The English-language media in Hong Kong 101
Pt. II Language Form 117
5 Towards a phonology of Hong Kong English 119
6 Relative clauses in Hong Kong English 141
7 Hong Kong words: Variation and context 161
Pt. III Dimensions of Creativity 171
8 Hong Kong writing and writing Hong Kong 173
9 Defining Hong Kong poetry in English: An answer from linguistics 183
10 Writing between Chinese and English 199
11 From Yinglish to sado-mastication 207
12 Writing the literature of non-denial 219
Pt. IV Resources 239
13 Analysing Hong Kong English: Sample texts from the International Corpus of English 241
14 Cultural imagination and English in Hong Kong 265
15 Researching Hong Kong English: Bibliographical Sources 281
Pt. V Future Directions 293
16 Futures for Hong Kong English 295
Index 315
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