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The study of cultural identity in China English


Liu, J and Le, T, The study of cultural identity in China English, Linguistic Diversity and Cultural Identity: A Global Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Q Le, T Le (ed), USA, pp. 51-58. ISBN 978-1-61209-602-5 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]


As an international language, English has become a multinational, multicultural and multifunctional language. The appearance of the concept of "Englishes" reflects the reality that English is no longer what it used to be. The globalization of English causes the nativization of English in different countries and regions. China English refers to one variety of English resulting from the combination of Chinese culture and English and used by the speakers with Chinese linguistic and cultural background. It is the result of the localization of English in China. Chinese identity is embedded in China English. This phenomenon is seen in the features of China English at the levels of vocabulary, syntax and discourse and China English is the natural result of Chinese cultural transfer and bears the typical features of Chinese culture.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:China English, Chinglish, identity, phonetics, syntax, world Englishes
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Cognitive and computational psychology
Research Field:Psycholinguistics (incl. speech production and comprehension)
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Languages and linguistics
UTAS Author:Le, T (Dr Thao Le)
ID Code:119761
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Faculty of Education
Deposited On:2017-08-04
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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