Singapore English

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Edinburgh University Press, Aug 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 144 pages
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Over the past few decades, Singapore English has been emerging as an independent variety of English with its own distinct style of pronunciation, grammar and word usage. All the findings presented in the book are illustrated with extensive examples from one hour of recorded conversational data from the Lim Siew Hwee Corpus of Informal Singapore Speech, as well as some extracts from the NIE Corpus of Spoken Singapore Speech and recent blogs. In addition, usage patterns found in the data are summarised, to provide a solid foundation for the reported occurrence of various features of the language. A full transcript of the data is included in the final chapter of the book.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Phonetics and Phonology
12
3 Morphology and Syntax
40
4 Discourse and Lexis
62
5 History and Current Changes
85
6 Annotated Bibliography
93
Index
130
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David Deterding is Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Brunei, Darussalem

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