Analyzing the ‘language problem’ discourses in Hong Kong: How official, academic, and media discourses construct and perpetuate dominant models of language, learning, and education

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Abstract

In this paper, I analyze the recent official, academic, and media discourses in Hong Kong to examine how the 'language problem' has been formulated and represented, and to expose and problematize the models of language, learning, and education that are being imposed by these public discourses. I seek to examine the role these discourses play in producing and perpetuating false consciousness or popular taken-for-granted notions about language and language learning among Hong Kong people. I conclude with a proposal of alternative models to the dominant ones. Copyright © 1997 Published by Elsevier B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-440
JournalJournal of Pragmatics
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1997

Citation

Lin, A. M. Y. (1997). Analyzing the ‘language problem’ discourses in Hong Kong: How official, academic, and media discourses construct and perpetuate dominant models of language, learning, and education. Journal of Pragmatics, 28(4), 427-440. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-2166(97)00031-3

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