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The Acceptability of China English in Sweden: A Case Study of Differences in Responses to China English and Chinglish
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

China English is a new variety of English in the World Englishes family, and it gains more attention and importance nowadays with its development. Chinglish is poor English, and even though it possesses Chinese characteristics as China English does, it is different from China English. In this essay, the features of China English and examples of Chinglish are presented. The whole essay tries to find out the extent of intelligibility and acceptability of China English inSwedenon the basis of testing responses to a tape. Four parts: phonology, lexis, grammar and pragmatics in China English and Chinglish expressions are discussed separately. This paper investigates whether Swedes can distinguish China English and Chinglish. The study finds that Swedes in general take a positive attitude to China English, and that people without professional linguistic knowledge are not able to distinguish the difference between expressions of China English and Chinglish.

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China English, Chinglish, intelligibility, acceptability, Chinese characteristics, Sweden, English as lingua franca, attitude.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-58748OAI: diva2:421932
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-08-18 Created: 2011-06-10 Last updated: 2011-08-18Bibliographically approved

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