Young people cross a street in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong’s youth blend Cantonese phrases into their English, giving Hong Kong English its unique flavour. Photo: Dickson Lee

Three cheers for Hong Kong English, as it builds community spirit

  • Not only is localised English not undesirable or inferior, it serves functions that cannot be performed by other varieties of English
  • A naturally evolving language provides freedom of expression beyond the confines of linguistic conventions or rules
Topic |   Cantonese

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Young people cross a street in Causeway Bay. Hong Kong’s youth blend Cantonese phrases into their English, giving Hong Kong English its unique flavour. Photo: Dickson Lee
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