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Using English in China

  • WEI YUN (a1) and FEI JIA (a2)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266078403004073
  • Published online: 01 October 2003
Abstract

SINCE ITS introduction in the 18th century, English in China has gone through three stages: partial colonization and Chinese Pidgin English (CPE); a Chinese-influenced variety often called Chinglish; and a more recent indigenization that has resulted in a variety known as both Chinese English and, more recently (with a subtle change of emphasis), China English. This paper discusses these stages and calls for more attention to be paid to the nativization of English in China in the 21st century.

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