The Rise of Putonghua in Hong Kong: An Analysis of Language Use by Hongkongers and Mainland Chinese Education Migrants

Gu, Amanda


  • Language use in Hong Kong is complex and ambiguous as the population comprises migrant groups globally. English enjoys a supreme status in this former British colony, and Cantonese reinforces Hong Kong's nativism. Yet, the current return to China under the “One Country, Two Systems” framework reshapes Hong Kong’s linguistic environment. Putonghua rose from a marginalized position to a critical role ... read more
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