The description and analysis of spoken English in Hong Kong


Grant Data
Project Title
The description and analysis of spoken English in Hong Kong
Principal Investigator
Mrs Kwok, Helen Hoi Lun   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Bolton Kingsley Ronald   (Co-Investigator)
Start Date
1986-07-01
Completion Date
1991-12-23
Amount
124000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Grant Type
Strategic Research Fund (UPGC)
Funding Year
1985/1986
Status
Completed
Objectives
To produce a rigorous linguistic description of a "Hong Kong English" accent; to conduct research on the identification of linguistic mechanisms influencing the establishment of such an accent, including "interference" or "transfer" from Cantonese; the examination of language attitudes; the discussion of "standards" and target models locally.