David C.S. Li

List of John Benjamins publications for which David C.S. Li plays a role.



Media Language and Discourse in Cultural China

Edited by Doreen D. Wu, Ming Liu and David C.S. Li

Special issue of Chinese Language and Discourse 13:1 (2022) v, 165 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sino-Tibetan languages | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Wu, Doreen D., Ming Liu and David C.S. Li 2022 Introduction to “Media Language and Discourse in Cultural China”Media Language and Discourse in Cultural China, Wu, Doreen D., Ming Liu and David C.S. Li (eds.), pp. 1–6
The toneless aspect mark -guo is generally viewed as a perfective marker with experiential function. It appears to be subject to a number of semantic constraints, such as discontinuity, repeatability or recurrence, reversibility, and indefinite reference. This article demonstrates that… read more | Article
Despite the Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region) government’s determination to implement the ‘mother tongue education’ policy amid strong social resistance one year after the handover, English remains a prestigious language in society. The need for Putonghua (Mandarin/Standard Chinese) is… read more | Article
Chinese Hongkongers express themselves increasingly in written Cantonese, resulting in the proliferation of Cantonese elements in the Hong Kong Chinese press. To overcome the orthographic gap, Hongkongers resort to phonetic borrowing and phonetic compound formation. Phonetic borrowing may be based… read more | Article
This paper is an update of Luke and Richards' (1982) study on the functions and status of English in Hong Kong. The sociolinguistic matrix is described by outlining the distribution of the main functions of the two written languages standard written Chinese (SWC) and English, and the three spoken… read more | Article