Deux universitaires débattent de la valeur du Chinglish : manque de respect des valeurs de l’anglais ou enrichissement culturel ?
« Chinglish should be regarded with pride », says Radtke, who has collected more than 5,000 specimens on his website www.chinglish.de and published two books on the subject. « It’s enriching an already-existing language, offering a new point of view, a new set of vocabulary and new usages.
Rather than a point of pride, the Beijing Speaks Foreign Languages (BSFL) committee member argues most muddled translations are shameful.
Since 2001, he has helped the Beijing government fix baffling Chinese-English signs and estimates he has so far edited more than 1 million muddled passages. »