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Mon Mar 3 2003

Books: Sociolinguistics: Bolton

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  1. jreid, Chinese Englishes: Bolton

Message 1: Chinese Englishes: Bolton

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 12:33:38 +0000
From: jreid <>
Subject: Chinese Englishes: Bolton

Title: Chinese Englishes
Subtitle: A Sociolinguistic History 
Series Title: Studies in English Language
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press		 
Book URL:
Author: Kingsley Bolton, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China 

Hardback: ISBN: 0521811635, Pages: 320, Price: $60.00


Kingsley Bolton uses early word lists, satirical cartoons and data
from journals and memoirs to uncover the forgotten history of English
in China, from the arrival of the first English-speaking traders in
the early seventeenth century to the present. Demonstrating how
contemporary Hong Kong English has its historical roots in Chinese
pidgin English, the book considers the changing status of English in
mainland China over time, particularly recent developments since 1997.


1. New Englishes and World Englishes: Pluricentric Approaches to
English Worldwide; 
2. The Sociolinguistics of English in Late Colonial Hong Kong (1980 1997); 
3. The Archaeology of 'Chinese Englishes' 1637-1949; 
4. The Emergence of Hong Kong English as a 'New English';
5. Hong Kong, China, and Chinese Englishes; 
Appendix 1: Chinese Dialects in China; 
Appendix 2: Chinese Dialects in Guangdong (Canton) Province; 
Appendix 3: The Common Foreign Language of the Red-haired People (1835); 
Appendix 4: The Vocabulary of Hong Kong English;

Studies in English Language

Lingfield(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (Language Code: ENG)
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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