Brian Hok-Shing Chan
List of John Benjamins publications for which Brian Hok-Shing Chan plays a role.
Translanguaging or code-switching? Reassessing mixing of English in Hong Kong Cantonese Chinese Language and Discourse 13:2, pp. 167–196 | Article2022
The emergence of “translanguaging” as a concept referring to bilingual practices has challenged the appropriateness of “code-switching” – the term that has been most influential in studies of bilingualism and language mixing. Reassessing the literature on Cantonese-English mixing in Hong Kong,… read more
Protest graffiti, social movements and changing participation frameworks: The case of Macao Journal of Language and Politics 20:4, pp. 515–538 | Article2021
As a type of written discourse without guaranteed readership and response, protest graffiti nonetheless projects a participation framework in which protesters address different participants, including not only the government but also other potential ‘participants’ in the social/cultural/political… read more
Single-word English prepositions in Hong Kong Cantonese: A cognitive-constructionist approach Chinese Language and Discourse 9:1, pp. 46–74 | Article2018
This paper proposes a structural borrowing account for a lexicogrammatical phenomenon whereby, in on ongoing Cantonese discourse, the use of a single-word English preposition triggers and activates an English construction, specifically an NP COP P NP sequence, and brings it into that discourse. The… read more