New Englishes: The Case of Singapore

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Joseph Foley
NUS Press, 1988 - 234 pages
The spread, functions and models of the New Englishes have become a dominant theme of the eighties. This volume addresses, specifically, the English used in Singapore in the private and public domains, particularly the school system. The topics covered include: an overview of earlier studies and attempts at codification; a consideration of whether the formal mode of written Singapore English should be standardised; the problems of pronounciation; etc. and specific lexico-grammatical problems which have proved to be ambiguous for those not familiar with Singapore English.

Also included in this volume is the largest bibliography so far published on Singapore English with over 700 titles listed, thus providing an essential tool for any future research.

 

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Contents

Looking Back and Looking
1
A Standard for Written Singapore English?
27
The English Language Syllabus and the PreSchool Child
51
A Description of Patterns of CodeMixing and CodeSwitching
70
Talking to Children in a Multilingual Household
100
The Staccato Effect in the Pronunciation of English in Malaysia
115
Vowel Differences between Received Pronunciation and
129
The Acquisition of English Questions by Young Singaporean
148
The Negative Dual in Singapore English
169
Glossary of Terms
189
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