A Study of World Englishes and China English and Its Implications
HU Xiaoqiong(College of Foreign Languages of Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002, Hubei, China)
English, as a lingua franca, has become a more and more important language. Studies of this world language have drawn scholars' attention. After China has joined WTO, English is being more enthusiastically learned. Studies of China English, the future possibly largest variety of English, grow in importance. This present paper, using a questionnaire, makes a research into World Englishes and China English. The answers from the 1261 university students show that the majority of them know very little about World Englishes and China English. This has some practical implications in English teaching and learning after China has joined WTO.