What Users and Uses of Englishes are Represented in the English Textbooks in China

Abstract

To explore the representation of users and uses of Englishes in the textbooks, a series of English textbooks for junior high school in China were examined in this study. Findings from analysis of representations of users and uses of Englishes were presented. The results show that China, the UK and the US are dominant in the representations of users. Outer circle countries and expanding countries (other than China) have no clear representations.