Our Research

World Englishes and the Politics of English

World Englishes explores the way in which the English language is developing and spoken around the world. Situated within the richly multilingual and multicultural postcolonial society of Hong Kong as well as in close proximity to other postcolonial societies in Asia, the Department of English is a leading research hub for the documentation and exploration of new varieties of English, including Asian Englishes such as Hong Kong English, China English, and Filipino English, among others. Our internationally renowned scholars conduct cutting-edge research across several areas of world Englishes.