By examining the history and the current status of using English in China, this chapter argues that English has undergone several stages of development and is on its way to becoming a dynamic nativized variety of English. In addition, this chapter discusses issues crucial to the continuous development of Chinese English in the future, notably, the on-going codification of Chinese-specific features, the distinction between linguistic innovations and errors, and the importance of incorporating a nativized model in the current ELT curriculum in China. Copyright © 2017 Springer International Publishing AG.
|Title of host publication||Researching Chinese English: The state of the art|
|Editors||Zhichang Xu, Deyuan He, David Deterding|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|ISBN (Print)||9783319531083, 9783319531106, 3319531085|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
CitationMa, Q., & Xu, Z. (2017). The nativization of English in China. In Z. Xu, D. He, & D. Deterding (Eds.), Researching Chinese English: The state of the art (pp. 189-201). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
- Chinese English
- Functional use of English