香港「兩文三語」語言格局:挑戰與對策建議

Translated title of the contribution: Two decades of renationalization: Hong Kong’s ‘biliteracy and trilingualism’ policy, challenges, and recommended coping strategies

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Abstract

After over two decades of implementation, the ‘biliteracy and trilingualism’ language policy in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) has encountered many difficulties and challenges, partly due to imbalance in the development of the languages in question. After a detailed analysis of the SAR’s language situation, we put forward our vision and recommended support measures that we believe are within our reach. We hope this will deepen our understanding of where the problems lie, and that our recommendations may serve as useful reference for implementing the language policy more effectively. Our purpose is to show how, by redeploying human and other resources, the education authorities would stand a better chance of achieving the goal of fostering the biliterate and trilingual abilities of the SAR’s work force, thereby allowing Hong Kong to reach a milestone in its language policy development.
Translated title of the contributionTwo decades of renationalization: Hong Kong’s ‘biliteracy and trilingualism’ policy, challenges, and recommended coping strategies
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)46-58
Journal语言战略研究 (Chinese Journal of Language Policy and Planning)
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Hong Kong biliteracy and trilingualism
  • language policy and language planning
  • second language acquisition
  • medium of instruction
  • preschool language learners

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