By Jane Setter
This quantity offers an outline of all elements of Hong Kong English in a mode designed for undergraduates and normal readers. As a former British colony, Hong Kong used English because the language of presidency, legislations and schooling within the early days of colonial rule. because the Handover from British to chinese language rule in 1997, it truly is not used because the fundamental language of presidency. despite the fact that, the prestige of English has survived the decline of colonial rule, as English has develop into a global language that's integral for a service-oriented economic system corresponding to present-day Hong Kong. Its use remains to be common in criminal contexts, and English is the medium of guideline in no less than 1 / 4 of secondary schools.
Outwith the area of schooling, English is necessary as a way of overseas communique within the fields of banking and finance, company, and within the tourism and hospitality undefined. English is hence built-in into Hong Kong lifestyles in numerous methods and this has ended in a thriving and constructing number of English. This ebook describes English in Hong Kong as a linguistic phenomenon from the viewpoint of language constitution, but in addition takes under consideration ancient, socio-cultural and socio-political developments.
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