World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and the case of Hong Kong English

@article{Sewell2009WorldEE,
  title={World Englishes, English as a Lingua Franca, and the case of Hong Kong English},
  author={A. Sewell},
  journal={English Today},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={37 - 43}
}
  • A. Sewell
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • English Today
ABSTRACT Perspectives from both World Englishes (WE) and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) can assist in the description of Hong Kong English phonology. Mario Saraceni's article (English Today 94) provides some useful insights into the current debates about English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). His discussion of the background to this debate identifies three viewpoints: a traditional ENL view with its adherence to native-speaker models; the WE (World Englishes) paradigm with its ‘pluralised and… Expand
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