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mandy111

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Hello, everyone. I am Mandy and I am a postgraduate. Now I am working on my thesis paper which is about China English. My research involves a survey study and the subjects would be native English speakers, since I want to know whether certain China English expressions will be accpeted by native English speakers or not. However, I do not have enough subjects, despite that I have invited all the foreign teachers and friends I know. I wonder whether someone could help me and leave an email address so that I can send the questionnaire. I would really appreciate your generous help. Thanks a lot!
 

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I would be willing to participate. Although only generally familiar with the procedure, I think you could click on Private Messages and go from there to my ID: billmcd
 

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Welcome to the forum, mandy. :hi:

Unfortunately you cannot use the PM facility in this forum until you have submitted a certain number of posts.

Also, I strongly recommend that people do not publish their email adresses here - there is a risk of attracting spam. Can you post your survey here? Some members might be prepared to fill it in for you.
 

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I think you can do a questionnaire on SurveyMonkey.com but only make it available to certain people by sending them the link.
 

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Great idea - SurveyMonkey is free for up to 100 responses.
 

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What is 'China English'? Isn't the correct term 'Chinese English'? :?:

I would have thought so, in parallel with 'Indian English.' But looking at the link provided by amigos4 it is apparent that the phrase 'China English' has additional connotations with a strong political whiff to them. E.g. "Who will determine the direction of the future development of English, native speakers or the Chinese learners?" The idea of China English is all new to me, and I would like to learn more about it.

Hi Billmcd:

I have agreed to participate in Mandy's survey. I just clicked on her userID at the head of this thread, and one of the options that came up was "send email". I used that to send her my qualifications and email address.
 
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I think you can do a questionnaire on SurveyMonkey.com but only make it available to certain people by sending them the link.

People have posted SurveyMonkey links here. The poster can post the link with spaces and we'll fix it if she likes.
 

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Thank you all for your advice and kind help! Here is the questionnaire, and welcome to participate in my study. Thank you very much! Since the questionnaire is a little too long, it will be posted in three posts.

A Survey on the Awareness and Acceptability of China English
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Dear Participants
Thank you very much for you participation in this survey.
This survey aims to know whether China English is known by people of other cultures and whether it can be accepted.
There are three parts in this survey, and completing it may take about 15 minutes. Please note that there is no right or wrong answer, and we are just interested in what you think about China English.
Personal information will be kept confidential. Thanks for providing us constructive information.


[FONT=&#26999]PartⅠ A general understanding of China English and Chinglish[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]1. Have you ever heard of Chinglish? (Yes/ No) [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]If yes, how long has it been since you first heard it? [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]2. Have you ever heard of China English?(Yes/ No)[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]If yes, how long has it been since you first heard it? [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]3. Select the statements that you are agreed with. [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]A. Chinglish and China English are just two different terms, but they refer to the same language phenomenon[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]B. Chinglish and China English refer to different language phenomena, and should be treated differently.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]C. Both Chinglish and China English are incorrect use of normative English (referring to American English of British Engilsh) and should be wiped out. [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]D. Chinglish refer to errors occurred during language learning, while China English can be used to express distinctive Chinese culture with normative English as its core.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]E. China English is ungrammatical and should be eradicated, [/FONT][FONT=&#26999]while Chinglish manifest Chinese characteristics and should be embraced. [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]F. Both Chinglish and China English can be accepted and used in daily communication.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]4. Select three words to express you impression on China English.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]A. Pleasant B. Disgusting C. Useful D. Harmful [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]E. Smart F. Questionable G. Creative H. Derogatory[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]I Friendly J. Defective K Intelligent L. Stupid[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]5. Select three words to express you impression on China English.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]A. Pleasant B. Disgusting C. Useful D. Harmful [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]E. Smart F. Questionable G. Creative H. Derogatory[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]I Friendly J. Defective K Intelligent L. Stupid[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]6. Classify the following words into two types: [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Type A (Chinglish) [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Type B (China English) [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]A. Long time no see B. Bu zheteng C. You me you me [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]D. Four modernizations E. No can F. Four books[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]G. Good good study, day day up H. drinktea I. qingming[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]J. we two who and who K.chengguan L. erhu[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]M. angry youth N. mortgage slave O. old spinster [/FONT]
 
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[FONT=&#26999]Part[/FONT][FONT=&#23435]Ⅱ[/FONT][FONT=&#26999] Acceptability of various China English expressions[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]The following part presents 30 China English expressions. To what extent can you accept them? Mark an “X” at the place that best reflects your attitude. Please especially pay attention to the underlined part.[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]7. What we pursue is the policy of “one couple, one child”.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]8. We suggest that measures be taken to improve the house condition of those who lived in mountainous areas. [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]9. We should fully exploit land resources, vigorously develop a diversified economy and raise famers’ income.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]10. Each place has each custom.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]11. Because my car suddenly broke down on the way, I was late for the meeting. [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]12. In the playground, students are playing basketball [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]13. Favorite subject is English. [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]14.. To promote the development of the China-US relations, China needs to know the US better and the US also needs to know China better.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]15. His own effort and hard work finally makes his success.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]16. He wanted this, he wanted that, making a laughing stock of them both.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]17. Today is Monday.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]18. Just years ago, people still hold this kind of view.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

19. For eight hours a day at the office he played the role of compliant underling, but when he closed the door of his own home, he became resident despot.[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]20. When China dropped the curtain on the Da Vinci Code, June 9, the blockbuster had already raked in over 104 million yuan, according to the movie’s distributor Huaxia Films.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]21. Cows eat grass, ducks eat grain, and children, too are provided for[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]22. And as for his second brother, it was precisely because Zhou wasn't similarly guileless that he'd escaped having a Rightist's cap slapped on his head[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]
 
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[FONT=&#26999]23. People with shaky class backgrounds like his ought to tuck their tails between their legs and tread lightly.[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]24. ---- You speak English so well.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]---- Oh, you overpraise me. [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]25. His younger sister had married, and married daughters are like spilt water.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]26. Have you eaten? (for greeting)[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]27. His playing assaulted the ears like the squawking of chickens being slaughtered.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]28. What future was there in pushing a pencil these days?[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]29. I have got a very bad cold and I have to ask for a leave. Thank you very much. (a letter for apology)[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]30. ---How are you, teacher Zhang[/FONT][FONT=&#26999]?[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]---Quite well, thank you. [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

[FONT=&#26999]31. She came home every time laden down like an ox with packages big and small.[/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

32. You have to speak to people as a human and to monsters as a monster.”[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

33. He spent over 200 yuan on the two, a true instance of “a thousand gold cash for a single smile.”
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

34. “You should learn to eat bitterness.” The father said to his younger son.
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

35. For my son’s sake, and while my old bones can still manage, I have to spend a few more years as a beast of burden!
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]

36. He had been a law-abiding citizen all along, whether in the very beginning during the mass criticism of "capitalist roaders" or later in the attack on the Gang of Four.
[FONT=&#26999]Unacceptable Acceptable [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999](-2) (-1) (0) (1) (2)[/FONT]


[FONT=&#26999]Part III Opinions towards the emergence of China English. [/FONT]
[FONT=&#26999]37. What do you think of the emergence of China English? Do you think that it reflects the impact of globalization on China, and that the emergence of China English is a compromise between keeping one’s national identity and acquiring global citizenship? [/FONT]

 
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