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Acquiring Singapore Colloquial English
Acquisition of Interrogatives
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Abudarham acquisition adult assessment Aunty Baba Malay basilect Bickerton bilingual boys Cantonese centres child creole cultural declarative position dialect Diglossic EB's EG's embedded interrogatives English and Mandarin English-medium schools ethnic Eurasian example experiential verb families Figure formula fronting function groups Gupta Hokkien home language Indian kindergarten Kwan-Terry language therapy learning Lee Kuan Yew lingua franca linguistic literacy main clause majority Malay minority monolingual mother tongue multilingual Mummy native speakers norm normal nursery parents pattern Platt polar interrogatives Portuguese creole pragmatic particles pre-school primary school proficiency PSLE question racial referred school languages second language seen session Singapore English Singaporeans social Speak Mandarin Speak Mandarin Campaign speech and language Standard English StdE Straits Settlements structure Table Tamil teachers teaching Teochew therapists varieties of Chinese variety of English wh-word x-interrogatives YG's