Accustomed language management in contact situations between Cantonese speaking Hong Kong employers and their Filipino domestic helpers

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Title:Accustomed language management in contact situations between Cantonese speaking Hong Kong employers and their Filipino domestic helpers
Creators:
Fan, Sau Kuen; fan at kanda dot kuis dot ac dot jp; Kanda Univ., 1-4-1 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba, 261-0014, Japan
Journal or Publication Title:
Slovo a slovesnost, 76, 2, pp. 83-107
Uncontrolled Keywords:accustomed language management, contact situations, norm selection, Filipino domestic helpers, Hong Kong

Abstract

The present paper deals with the use of English as the primary contact language in interactional situations between local Cantonese speaking employers and their Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong. While the focus of the existing literature on Englishes in the globalised setting has been largely placed on the language itself, this paper discusses the use of English as a third-party language from the point of view of the participants involved. The aim of this study is twofold. First of all, on the basis of the concept of accustomed language management as suggested by Muraoka (2010), I attempt to demonstrate that as a result of prolonged and continuous interaction in the same living environment, meta-linguistic behaviour towards contact situations particularly related to norm selection is significant among the Hong Kong employers. In addition, I argue that accustomed language management such as de-overtisation of some aware and overt norms may have contributed to the development of a long-term and comparatively stable third-party language contact situation in spite of the absence of an apparent language host.

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Title:Accustomed language management in contact situations between Cantonese speaking Hong Kong employers and their Filipino domestic helpers
Translated title:Accustomed language management in contact situations between Cantonese speaking Hong Kong employers and their Filipino domestic helpers
Creators:
Fan, Sau Kuen; fan at kanda dot kuis dot ac dot jp; Kanda Univ., 1-4-1 Wakaba, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba, 261-0014, Japan
Uncontrolled Keywords:accustomed language management, contact situations, norm selection, Filipino domestic helpers, Hong Kong
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of the Czech Language > Slovo a slovesnost
Journal or Publication Title:Slovo a slovesnost
Volume:76
Number:2
Page Range:pp. 83-107
ISSN:0037-7031
Publisher:Czech Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Related URLs:
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ID Code:8425
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:28 May 2015 12:01
Last Modified:28 May 2015 10:01

Citation

Fan, Sau Kuen (2015) Accustomed language management in contact situations between Cantonese speaking Hong Kong employers and their Filipino domestic helpers. Slovo a slovesnost, 76 (2). pp. 83-107. ISSN 0037-7031

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