The international intelligibility of Hong Kong English

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Title The international intelligibility of Hong Kong English
Author Kirkpatrick, Andy; Deterding, David; Wong, Jennie
Journal Name World Englishes
Editor Margie Berns and Daniel Davis
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Abstract This paper reports on an investigation into the international intelligibility of the English of educated Hong Kong speakers whose L1 is Cantonese. Samples of recordings of extended discourse obtained from three female and three male final-year English majors studying at the Hong Kong Institute of Education were played to groups of university students in Singapore and Australia. The listeners were asked to complete worksheets based on the recordings in order to determine the extent to which they found the Hong Kong speakers intelligible. They were also asked to evaluate the extent to which they thought the Hong Kong speakers were intelligent and likeable, and to give reasons for their choices.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Volume 27
Issue Number 3/4
Page from 359
Page to 377
ISSN 0883-2919
Date Accessioned 2011-11-02
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute; Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject English Language
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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