English in New Cultural Contexts: Reflections from Singapore
Singapore Institute of Management, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 333 pages
This book explores the spread of English as a world language and the different ways in which the language has developed and adaapted in new sociocultural contexts.
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Theories of Language Genesis
The Emergence of New Englishes
4 The Situation of English in Singapore
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acrolect Alright American English approach basilect Bickerton bilingual Bislama British English chapter child Chinese codes colonial consonant context continuum creolization cultural decreolization dialects diglossia discussed distinct emergence English in Singapore English language English speakers English words English-medium schools ethnic Eurasians example functions Gupta Hawaii Creole English Hokkien Indian indigenous languages interaction Kachru Kandiah kiasu Language Bioprogramme Hypothesis language planning learning linguistic literature look Malay Malaysia Mandarin meaning mesolectal mother tongue multilingual native speakers norms Older Englishes particles pattern phonemic phonology pidgins and creoles pidgins/creoles Platt and Weber population relative clause role sentences Singapore English Singaporean Singlish situation social speak speech community Standard British English Standard English Straits stress structure substrate influence substrate languages substratist superstrate superstrate language syllable Tamil teachers tense Universal Grammar users varieties of English verb vowel length vowels
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