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Title: The attitudes of Hong Kong students towards Hong Kong English and Mandarin-accented English
Author: Qi Zhang
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The development of Hong Kong English (henceforth HKE) has triggered a number of concerns amongst the local population with respect to its status (Joseph, 1996; Luk, 1998; Bolton & Lim, 2000; Pang, 2003; Stibbard, 2004). However, despite the prominence of research into attitudes towards language variation within sociolinguistics, very few studies focus on Hong Kong English (Bolton & Kwok, 1990; Candler, 2001; S. Poon, 2007) or Mandarin-accented English (He & Li, 2009; Hu, 2004; F. Poon, 2006). The aim of this study is to uncover language attitudes towards HKE and Mandarin-accented English (henceforth ME) in the Hong Kong region through the application of the verbal-guise technique.

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 29, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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