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The Resource The English Language in Hong Kong : Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives, by Stephen Evans, (electronic resource)

The English Language in Hong Kong : Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives, by Stephen Evans, (electronic resource)

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The English Language in Hong Kong : Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives
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The English Language in Hong Kong
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Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives
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by Stephen Evans
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eng
Summary
The English Language in Hong Kong is a fascinating account which compares the role(s) English and Chinese have played and continue to play in Hong Kong. The book shows how the processes of colonialism and globalisation have influenced the changing roles of the languages and considers how the increasing influence of China itself will influence language choice. Will Putonghua come to replace Cantonese and English? This superbly researched book is a must-read for anyone interested in Hong Kong’s history and future. — Andy Kirkpatrick, Professor, Griffith University, Australia The English Language in Hong Kong: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives by Stephen Evans of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University offers an authoritative and highly readable history of the changing profile of languages in Hong Kong, with specific focus on English and Cantonese and their interactions in the key sectors of government, education, and business. It is a monumental achievement, by far the most thoroughgoing account to date of language in Hong Kong, making clear the great ingenuity of the Hong Kong people in using their linguistic resources to both express and create their unique character and culture, and to achieve success in local, regional, and international contexts. — Martha Pennington, Professor, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London This book presents an empirically-grounded sociolinguistic history of the English language in Hong Kong in the past 170 years. Using substantial sets of diachronic and synchronic data, it traces the changing status and functions of English in relation to spoken Cantonese, Mandarin and written Chinese in the key domains of government, education and business. The author tracks the rise of English-knowing bilingualism in the city’s Chinese community and explores the evolutionary dynamics of Hong Kong English. He also speculates on the future of English in the territory, particularly after 2047 when the ‘one country, two systems’ framework established by the Sino-British Joint Declaration is dismantled. Researchers and students working in the fields of sociolinguistics, English as a global language, world Englishes, applied linguistics and English-language education will find this book provides valuable information and insights about the uses and users of English in colonial and post-colonial Hong Kong. More generally, it makes a unique contribution to the literature on the diffusion and diversification of English worldwide. Stephen Evans is a Professor in the Department of English at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China, where he teaches courses in sociolinguistics, English as an international language and ELT syllabus and materials design. He has published widely in the areas of language policy, world Englishes, English for specific purposes and language in education.iv>.--
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  • Linguistics
  • Oriental literature
  • Languages
  • Language and languages
  • Philology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Multilingualism
  • Language policy
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The English Language in Hong Kong : Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives, by Stephen Evans, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-50624-5
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: Exploring the diffusion and diversification of English -- Chapter 2: Language trends in the organs of government -- Chapter 3: Language policies and practices in education -- Chapter 4: English as a business lingua franca -- Chapter 5: The English-using community -- Chapter 6: The evolutionary dynamics of Hong Kong English -- Chapter 7: Conclusion: Investigating the past, illuminating the present, imagining the future
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781137506245
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10.1057/978-1-137-50624-5
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21 illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)957464834
Label
The English Language in Hong Kong : Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives, by Stephen Evans, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-50624-5
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: Exploring the diffusion and diversification of English -- Chapter 2: Language trends in the organs of government -- Chapter 3: Language policies and practices in education -- Chapter 4: English as a business lingua franca -- Chapter 5: The English-using community -- Chapter 6: The evolutionary dynamics of Hong Kong English -- Chapter 7: Conclusion: Investigating the past, illuminating the present, imagining the future
Control code
978-1-137-50624-5
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIV, 136 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781137506245
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-50624-5
Other physical details
21 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957464834

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