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New Chinglish and the Post-Multilingualism challenge: Translanguaging ELF in China

Li, Wei; (2016) New Chinglish and the Post-Multilingualism challenge: Translanguaging ELF in China. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca , 5 (1) pp. 1-25. 10.1515/jelf-2016-0001. Green open access

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Abstract

Building on the extensive ELF research that aims to reconceptualise English as a resource that can be appropriated and exploited without allegiance to its historically native speakers, this article explores the issue of English in China by examining New Chinglish that has been created and shared by a new generation of Chinese speakers of English in China and spread through the new media. This new form of English has distinctive Chinese characteristics and serves a variety of communicative, social and political purposes in response to the Post-Multilingualism challenges in China and beyond. I approach New Chinglish from a Translanguaging perspective, a theoretical perspective that is intended to raise fundamental questions about the validity of conventional views of language and communication and to contribute to the understanding of the Post-Multilingualism challenges that we face in the twenty-first century.

Type: Article
Title: New Chinglish and the Post-Multilingualism challenge: Translanguaging ELF in China
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1515/jelf-2016-0001
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jelf-2016-0001
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 by Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Keywords: New Chinglish, ELF, China, Translanguaging, Post-Multilingualism
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1476972
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