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Title: The Hong Kong language context
Authors: Li, DCS 
Keywords: Postcolonial Hong Kong
Multilingual society
Macrolinguistic context
Vernacular Cantonese
Ethnolinguistic identity
Language attitudes
Language policy
Biliteracy and trilingualism
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer
Source: In DCS Li. Multilingual Hong Kong : languages, literacies and identities, p. 1-19. Cham: Springer, 2017 How to cite?
Series/Report no.: Multilingual education, v. 19
Abstract: This chapter introduces the macrolinguistic context of multilingual Hong Kong society by outlining (a) the types and extents of the plurilinguality of its citizenry, (b) the current state of their biliteracy in Chinese and English, and (c) their perceived ethnolinguistic identities (Hongkonger, Chinese Hongkonger, Hong Kong Chinese, or Chinese) with reference to their attitudes towards Cantonese, English and Putonghua. The chapter will end with a synopsis of the rest of the book.
ISBN: 978-3-319-44193-1 (print)
978-3-319-44195-5 (online)
ISSN: 2213-3208
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-44195-5_1
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