Hong Kong English: A stillborn variety?

  title={Hong Kong English: A stillborn variety?},
  author={Terence T. T. Pang},
  journal={English Today},
  pages={12 - 18}
For a distinctive variety of English to subsist and be acknowledged in Hong Kong, localization is not enough. Indigenization through general acceptance is also necessary, but will not easily be forthcoming, regardless of the claims and assertions of linguists in Hong Kong or elsewhere regarding the existence of a distinctive ‘Hong Kong English’. In addition, Hong Kong teachers of English will not accept or adopt distinctive local usages in their classrooms, regardless of the everyday use of… 
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