Hong Kong English: Autonomy and Creativity
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. It has been argued that English in Hong Kong was never 'nativized' as in other Asian societies, and that it has not deserved the recognition accorded to other varieties of Asian English.
The contributions to this book challenge that view in a number of ways. In addressing sociolinguistic, structural, and literary issues, they provide an up-to-date survey of current use of Hong Kong English, and redress the question of its autonomy in terms of both distinctive linguistic features and the growing literary creativity of the variety. An original and highly informed discussion on the futures for Hong Kong English, and chapters providing additional resources for the study of the variety, are also included.
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Language in Context
The sociolinguistics of Hong Kong and the space for
The discourse and attitudes of English language teachers in
The Englishlanguage media in Hong Kong
Towards a phonology of Hong Kong English
Relative clauses in Hong Kong English
Variation and context
Dimensions of Creativity
Writing between Chinese and English
From Yininsh to sadomastication
Writing the literature of nondenial
Sample texts from
Cultural imagination and English in Hong Kong
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