Englishes in China: researchers' and English teachers' perspectives and their pedagogical implications

Zhu, Lingyan and Hamid, M. Obaidul (2013) Englishes in China: researchers' and English teachers' perspectives and their pedagogical implications. Journal of English as an International Language, 8 2: 67-87.

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Author Zhu, Lingyan
Hamid, M. Obaidul
Title Englishes in China: researchers' and English teachers' perspectives and their pedagogical implications
Journal name Journal of English as an International Language
ISSN 2200-2006
2200-2014
Publication date 2013-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 67
End page 87
Total pages 21
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Time Taylor International
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article compares researchers’ and practitioners’ perspectives on features of varieties of Englishes and errors. We surveyed a group of tertiary-level English/translation teachers in China to understand their judgments and categorisations of a small corpus of Chinese-style English constructions which Chinese researchers of applied linguistics have roughly categorised into China English and Chinglish. Findings show that although there was no clear consensus among the participants, their overall categorisation of the items into China English and Chinglish was at variance with those of researchers suggesting researcher-practitioner divergence on error-feature distinctions. We argue that world Englishes research needs to be carried out from a pedagogical perspective to draw on practising teachers’ understandings and judgments in order to bring about a greater acceptability of varieties of Englishes in China and other new English-using polities.
Keyword China English
Chinglish
Second language errors
Language varieties
Teacher agency
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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