The description and analysis of spoken English in Hong Kong
Mrs Kwok, Helen Hoi Lun (Principal investigator)
Professor Bolton Kingsley Ronald (Co-Investigator)
Strategic Research Fund (UPGC)
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.