Publication details [#57344]

Ho, Victor. 2013. Strategic use of nouns and pronouns in public discourse: The case of the fine-tuning of the medium of instruction policy in Hong Kong. Pragmatics 23 (1) : 51–67.
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International Pragmatics Association
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This article reviews government officials' strategic use of the first person pronouns ‘I’ and ‘We’ and the proper nouns ‘theEducation Bureau [EDB]’ and ‘the Government’, in an effort to limn their engagement level in the realization of Hong Kong secondary schools' language of instruction policy.