English or languish - Probing the ramifications
of Hong Kong's language policy
Hypothesis Testing
research strategy | project index
research objectives (attrition | market analysis
| needs assessment | policy reform)


The General Hypothesis

There exists a problem of severe market distortion
with simultaneous excess demand and oversupply.
This distortion is brought about by government created artificial demand.


"English: bridge or barrier?
The political economy of the English language in East Asia" (pdf 136 K)
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A Few Tests

  1. Measuring the rate of attrition (retention)

  2. Measuring relative rates of return

  3. Comparing perceived need with actual use