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A Review of the Status of Putonghua in Hong Kong

Tianrong Li

Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai, Zhuhai 519088, Guangdong province, China.

*Corresponding author: Tianrong Li

Published: September 5,2022 How to cite this paper

Abstract

Hong Kong society has witnessed great changes in all social sectors in the 21st century, which led to significant changes in the landscape of language use. In the field of linguistics, there have been numerous studies on the status of English and Cantonese in Hong Kong, however, the study on the use of Putonghua is relatively limited. By reviewing the language use survey conducted by the Hong Kong government in the past ten years, this article attempts to analyze the status of Putonghua in Hong Kong society in recent years and the attitudes of Hong Kong residents towards the use of Putonghua. It is found that although the status of Mandarin in Hong Kong has improved slightly in recent years, it is still the third language in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong residents have a neutral or negative attitude towards the use of Mandarin.

KEYWORDS: Multilingual Society, Hong Kong, Putonghua, Identity

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How to cite this paper

Tianrong Li. A Review of the Status of Putonghua in Hong Kong. OAJRC Social Science, 2022, 3(1), 77-80.


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