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Article: One international university, two perspectives: the role of English as a lingua franca as perceived by Mainland and Hong Kong Chinese students

TitleOne international university, two perspectives: the role of English as a lingua franca as perceived by Mainland and Hong Kong Chinese students
Authors
KeywordsCross-border education
English as a medium of instruction
Institutional language policies and practices
Social and academic lingua franca
Issue Date2017
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03057925.asp
Citation
Compare: a Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019, v. 49 n. 2, p. 192-210 How to Cite?
AbstractInternationalisation of higher education greatly facilitates cross-border student mobility which has been extensively researched. This comparative study focuses on the relatively under-explored field of intra-regional educational mobility. It compares the attitudes towards learning and using English of mainland Chinese students and Hong Kong Chinese students while studying side-by-side at an English-medium university in Hong Kong. Using a mixed-methodology the study found that the two groups expressed a similarly strong need for, and acceptance of, English as an academic lingua franca but expressed significantly different attitudes, needs and desires in relation to the use of English for social intercourse. The weaker presence of a social lingua franca was accompanied by perceptions of a lack of inclusivity. If, as is suggested in the literature, both social and academic integration are integral to the university experience, the findings reveal a lacuna in the learning environment of this and potentially other similarly internationalised universities.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/249551
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2020 Impact Factor: 1.817
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.745
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dc.contributor.authorGardner, DP-
dc.contributor.authorLau, KK-
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-21T03:03:48Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-21T03:03:48Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationCompare: a Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2019, v. 49 n. 2, p. 192-210-
dc.identifier.issn0305-7925-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/249551-
dc.description.abstractInternationalisation of higher education greatly facilitates cross-border student mobility which has been extensively researched. This comparative study focuses on the relatively under-explored field of intra-regional educational mobility. It compares the attitudes towards learning and using English of mainland Chinese students and Hong Kong Chinese students while studying side-by-side at an English-medium university in Hong Kong. Using a mixed-methodology the study found that the two groups expressed a similarly strong need for, and acceptance of, English as an academic lingua franca but expressed significantly different attitudes, needs and desires in relation to the use of English for social intercourse. The weaker presence of a social lingua franca was accompanied by perceptions of a lack of inclusivity. If, as is suggested in the literature, both social and academic integration are integral to the university experience, the findings reveal a lacuna in the learning environment of this and potentially other similarly internationalised universities.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03057925.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofCompare: a Journal of Comparative and International Education-
dc.subjectCross-border education-
dc.subjectEnglish as a medium of instruction-
dc.subjectInstitutional language policies and practices-
dc.subjectSocial and academic lingua franca-
dc.titleOne international university, two perspectives: the role of English as a lingua franca as perceived by Mainland and Hong Kong Chinese students-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailGardner, DP: dgardner@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLau, KK: lauken@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03057925.2017.1392846-
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dc.identifier.hkuros283350-
dc.identifier.volume49-
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dc.identifier.spage192-
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-
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