The linguistic landscape of Hong Kong after the change of sovereignty

  title={The linguistic landscape of Hong Kong after the change of sovereignty},
  author={Mee Ling 黎美玲 Lai},
  journal={International Journal of Multilingualism},
  pages={251 - 272}
  • M. Lai
  • Published 5 July 2013
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of Multilingualism
This study about the linguistic landscape of Hong Kong was conducted 12 years after the People's Republic of China (PRC) reclaimed sovereignty over the city. A total of 1160 visual signs displayed in open public spaces in four selected areas of Hong Kong were analysed. These sites extend from the very heart of the city to a small town near the border with the PRC. Through analysis of the assembled photographic evidence, it is able to establish baseline data that help answer three major… 
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