Item description for Hong Kong English: Autonomy and Creativity (Asian Englishes Today) by Kingsley Bolton...
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 of Hong Kong English, providing additional resources in the study of the variety, is also included.
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Studio: University of Washington Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Publisher University of Washington Press
ISBN 9622095534 ISBN13 9789622095533
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More About Kingsley Bolton
Kingsley Bolton is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Hong Kong, where he lectures on sociolinguistics and World Englishes. He has published a number of books and articles on sociolinguistics, Asian Englishes, Hong Kong English, Chinese pidgin English, and Chinese secret societies.
Kingsley Bolton was born in 1947 and has an academic affiliation as follows - City University of Hong Kong Nanyang Technological University, Singapo.