ERIC Number: EJ616545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Cantonese-English Code-Switching Research in Hong Kong: A Y2K Review.
Li, David C. S.
World Englishes, v19 n3 p305-22 2000
Reviews the major works on code switching in Hong Kong to date. Four context-specific motivations commonly found in the Hong Kong Chinese Press--euphemism, specificity, bilingual punning, and principle of economy--are adduced to show that English is one of the important linguistic resources used by Chinese Hongkongers to fulfill a variety of well-defined communicative purposes. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong