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Title:Chinese Englishes: History, Contexts, and Texts
Author(s):Zhang, Hang
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kachru, Braj B.
Department / Program:Linguistics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Modern
Abstract:The current profile of attitudinal range and functional domains demonstrates the magnitude of English influence and depth of penetration in Chinese society. It is argued that nativization of English in China forms a CLINE, for the degrees of nativization in terms of English as a medium of intranational communication and English for international communication. This cline of proficiency is best represented by a polymodel (Kachru 1982b and later) which includes intelligibility levels, acquisitional stages, and regional differences. In certain domains, English is more of an accepted medium for intranational communication, e.g. science, technology, tertiary education, and media. This dissertation contributes to our understanding of world Englishes in the global context and points to directions for research in Chinese varieties of English.
Issue Date:2003
Description:251 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3102010
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003

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