The Step-tongue: Children's English in Singapore

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Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 229 pages

In Singapore, multilingualism is the norm, and English (often the local variety) is widely acquired and used. This book examines the social and historical context of children's English in Singapore, and traces the development of four Singaporean children who have English as a native language. The implications for education and speech therapy are discussed.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Acquiring Singapore Colloquial English
52
Acquisition of Interrogatives
84
Languages in Education in Singapore
143
Speech and Language Therapy in Singapore
191
References
214
Index
227
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