Why China English should give way to Chinese English

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China English or Chinese English? To my mind, the time is ripe for Chinese English to be adopted as the preferred term, or banner, for characterizing the variety of English of a country which has the largest number of users and learners of English in the world. There are sound linguistic and sociolinguistic reasons for this important terminological choice and decision.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnglish Today
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


  • China English
  • Chinese English
  • World Englishes
  • English as a foreign language
  • Ownership and identity


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