China English and Its Implications for EFL Teaching in China
Education Journal
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 340-344
Received: May 1, 2014; Accepted: Oct. 21, 2014; Published: Nov. 10, 2014
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Bihua Tan, College of Foreign Languages, China Three Gorges University, Yichang of Hubei Province, China
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Abstract
Since the term China English was ever proposed, debates on it have never suspended in the academic world concerned. Nevertheless, both scholars in the PRC and abroad maintain that China English has become an objective existence. Within the framework of a review of the literature sources pertaining to this localized language phenomenon, this article distinguishes China English with another analogous terminology Chinese English, and adduces the salient linguistic features of the former at four levels (phonology, lexis, syntax, and discourse). Drawing upon the analytical synthesis of the generic attributes of China English, the paper then extracts pedagogical implications to inform EFL teaching in mainland China. The paper closes with a proposal of some tentative suggestions for future research in this realm.
Keywords
China English, Linguistic Features, Chinese EFL Teaching Context
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Bihua Tan, China English and Its Implications for EFL Teaching in China, Education Journal. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2014, pp. 340-344. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20140306.13
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