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Article: English in Hong Kong: Emergence and Decline

TitleEnglish in Hong Kong: Emergence and Decline
Authors
KeywordsLinguistics social sciences: comprehensive works
Issue Date1996
PublisherMultilingual Matters Ltd.
Citation
Current Issues in Language and Society, 1996, v. 3 n. 2, p. 166-179 How to Cite?
AbstractThe current situation of English in Hong Kong is the subject of two competing discourses, a public one centred on the decline of language standards, and an academic one centred on the emergence of a distinctive Hong Kong English. It is not the case that one is right and the other wrong; they are two ways of looking at the same linguistic development, and both have validity for their very different purposes. After considering the social changes behind the `decline' account, this paper examines the grounds for recognising an emerging Hong Kong English. It then looks at how various political changes might affect a future Hong Kong identity, such that Hong Kong English might eventually become a public reality as well as an academic one.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/42587
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dc.identifier.citationCurrent Issues in Language and Society, 1996, v. 3 n. 2, p. 166-179en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe current situation of English in Hong Kong is the subject of two competing discourses, a public one centred on the decline of language standards, and an academic one centred on the emergence of a distinctive Hong Kong English. It is not the case that one is right and the other wrong; they are two ways of looking at the same linguistic development, and both have validity for their very different purposes. After considering the social changes behind the `decline' account, this paper examines the grounds for recognising an emerging Hong Kong English. It then looks at how various political changes might affect a future Hong Kong identity, such that Hong Kong English might eventually become a public reality as well as an academic one.en_HK
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dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectLinguistics social sciences: comprehensive worksen_HK
dc.titleEnglish in Hong Kong: Emergence and Declineen_HK
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