ERIC Number: ED367176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
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Research on Language in Hong Kong: An Overview.
Pennington, Martha C.
Research on language in Hong Kong is reviewed, focusing on work in the areas of discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and survey research. Discourse analysis studies examined include research on classroom language, discourse in other settings such as work environments, business telephone communication, news media discourse, and student language use. Sociolinguistics studies include those on English, Cantonese, and Cantonese-English Mix. In the category of survey research are two language diary studies, many questionnaire studies on both attitudes and usage, and several matched-guide attitudinal studies. Research shortcomings are noted. It is concluded that while research problems existed before 1990, more recent studies have been characterized by more attention to research design, rigor, and standardization of procedures and reporting conventions. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Hong Kong
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the Pacific Language Research Forum (Sydney, Australia, July 1992).