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Multilingual Hong Kong : languages, literacies and identities

Author: David C S Li
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
Series: Multilingual education, 19.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume gives an up-to-date account of the language situation and social context in multilingual Hong Kong. After an in-depth, interpretive analysis of various language contact phenomena, it shows why it is such a tall order for Hongkongers to live up to the Special Administrative Region government's language policy goalpost, 'biliteracy and trilingualism'. A detailed contrastive analysis between Cantonese and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C S Li
ISBN: 9783319441955 3319441957
OCLC Number: 974650827
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 296 pages).
Contents: 1. The Hong Kong Language Context --
2. Language Contact: Sociolinguistic Context and Linguistic Outcomes --
3. Challenges in Acquiring Standard Written Chinese (SWC) and Putonghua --
4. Challenges in Acquiring English for Academic Purposes (EAP) --
5. Medium-of-instruction Debate I: Mother Tongue Education and the Dual MoI Streaming Policy (1998- ) --
6. Towards 'Biliteracy and Trilingualism' in Hong Kong (SAR): Problems, Dilemmas, and Stakeholders' Views --
7. Medium-of instruction Debate II: Teaching Chinese in Putonghua (TCP)? --
8. Meeting South Asian HongKongers' Needs for Chinese Literacy --
9. Issues in Language Policy and Planning: Summary and Recommendations.
Series Title: Multilingual education, 19.
Responsibility: David C.S. Li.

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