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The Politics of English in Hong Kong

Attitudes, Identity and Use

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The Politics of English in Hong Kong by Jette G. Hansen Edwards
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The focus of the book is on impact of politics on language and identity in Hong Kong. This book is the first study to track real time language attitude changes against a divisive political landscape. It is also the most comprehensive study of language attitudes in Hong Kong to date, taking place over four years with over 1600 participants. Through both survey and interview data, a multifaceted portrait of language change in progress is presented, providing a more nuanced and complex view of language and identity than has previously been presented. The book examines the status of Hong Kong English in light of attitudes towards Cantonese, English, and Putonghua, providing a deeper analysis of the linguistic complexity of Hong Kong; it can be argued that one cannot understand attitudes towards Hong Kong English without fully understanding the status and use of English in Hong Kong today. The book also presents a complex examination of language attitudes in Hong Kong by focusing not only on the what of language attitudes, but also the question of for whom, through an analysis of language attitudes by gender, age, identity, and speaking HKE.

Author Biography

Jette G. Hansen Edwards is Professor and Head of the Department of English in The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Release date Australia
November 19th, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
94 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white; 40 Tables, black and white; 95 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
264
ISBN-13
9781138036444
Product ID
28248890

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