Project Details

Putonghua as Heritage Language in Multilingual Hong Kong: A Social Network Analysis

This proposed study aims to explore the common pattern of network structures of mainland Chinese immigrant children in Hong Kong and to examine the characteristics of mainland Chinese immigrant children’s environment that shape their Putonghua proficiency and language choice. In response to an increasing body of studies on L1 maintenance that have mainly regarded communities as the basic unit of analysis in the European and US contexts, this proposed study focuses on individuals and explores the range and types of social networks an individual can contact, and the purpose of such interactions.

Commencement Date : 2010/6
Completion Date : 2011/9
Chief Investigator(s) : Dr GU, Ming Yue Michelle 谷明月 [ELE,FHM]
Co-Investigator(s) : LEE MOO SUNG 李武成 #

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