ERIC Number: EJ527743
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Bilingualism or Linguistic Segregation? Symbolic Domination, Resistance and Code Switching in Hong Kong Schools.
Lin, Angel M. Y.
Linguistics and Education, v8 n1 p49-84 1996
Examines the historical and socioeconomic context of classroom code switching in Hong Kong. Empirical analyses of actual instances of classroom code switching reveal this action to be the teachers' and students' local pragmatic response to the symbolic domination of English. The article concludes with a cost-benefit analysis of the Hong Kong educational system. (76 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Hong Kong; United Kingdom (Great Britain)