This volume is important as the nation makes an interesting case study of various issues in sociolinguistics, not least because it is an ethnically and linguistically diverse society, but because the country has also a history of attempts ...
Author: Lisa Lim
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
English in Singapore provides an up-to-date, detailed and comprehensive investigation into the various issues surrounding the sociolinguistics of English in Singapore. Rather than attempting to cover the usual topics in an overview of a variety of English in a particular country, the essays in this volume are important for identifying some of the most significant issues pertaining to the state and status of English in Singapore in modern times, and for doing so in a treatment that involves a critical evaluation of work in the field and new and thought-provoking angles for reviewing such issues in the context of Singapore in the twenty-first century. The contributions address the historical trajectory of English (past, present and possible future), its position in relation to language policy and multiculturalism, the relationship between the standard and colloquial varieties, and how English can and should be taught. This book is thus essential reading for scholars and students concerned with how the dynamics of the English language are played out and managed in a modern society such as Singapore. It will also interest readers who have a more general interest in Asian studies, the sociology of language, and World Englishes.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lim, L. 2010b. Migrants and 'mother
tongues': Extralinguistic forces in the ecology of English in Singapore. In English
in Singapore: Modernity and Management, L. Lim, A. Pakir & L. Wee (eds), 19–54
Author: Ee Ling Low
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
This volume provides a first systematic, comprehensive account of English in Southeast Asia (SEA) based on current research by leading scholars in the field. The volume first provides a systematic account of the linguistic features across all sub-varieties found within each country. It also has a section dedicated to the historical context and language planning policies to provide a background to understanding the development of the linguistic features covered in Part I and, finally, the vibrancy of the sociolinguistic and pragmatic realities that govern actual language in use in a wide variety of domains such as the law, education, popular culture, electronic media and actual pragmatic encounters are also given due coverage. This volume also includes an extensive bibliography of works on English in SEA, thus providing a useful and valuable resource for language researchers, linguists, classroom educators, policy makers and anyone interested in the topic of English in SEA or World Englishes as a whole.
Politics of English in Asia, 4–9 August. Asia Research Institute, National
University of Singapore. Gupta, AF (2010). Singapore Standard English revisited.
In English in Singapore: Modernity and Management, Lim, L A Pakir and L Wee (
Author: Mathew Mathews
Publisher: World Scientific
Singapore society is increasingly becoming diverse. During the first few decades of nation building, policies were designed to homogenise aspects of Singaporean society while enshrining principles to allow restricted amounts of diversity. Fast forward to the present, and fifty years after independence, the number of areas where diversity is profoundly apparent remains copious, and its manifestations more varied. This book provides an updated account on the tensions posed by diversity in Singapore and how this is being managed, primarily by the state through policies and programmes but also by communities who attempt to negotiate these tensions. Such an enquiry is crucial especially at this juncture when the nation is finding ways to embrace the different forms of diversity brought about through external impetuses, as well as manage internal reactions from the various communities. The book chapters highlight important considerations if Singapore's diversity management strategies will hold promise for the future. Contents: Introduction:Diversity in Singapore: Historical Foundations and Current Realities (Mathew Mathews)Manifestations and Management of Multicultural Singapore — Race, Language and Religion:Navigating Disconnects and Divides in Singapore's Cultural Diversity (Lai Ah Eng and Mathew Mathews)Singlish as Style: Implications for Language Policy (Lionel Wee Hock Ann)Keeping Harmony in Singapore: An Examination of the Inter-racial and Religious Confidence Circles (IRCCs) in Singapore (Mathew Mathews and Danielle Hong)The Management of New Religious Movements in Singapore (Shane Pereira)New Tensions when Global Meets Local: Social Class, Liveable Space, Bicultural Ideologies, and New Media Forms:Two Stories on Class in Singapore: Diversity or Division? (Tan Ern Ser and Tan Min Wei)Which Class and What Squeezes? Relationships with Well-being, National Pride and Inequality (Ho Kong Weng)Creating a Liveable City for Whom? A Critical Examination of Singapore's Recent Urban Transformation (Pow Choon-Piew)Are We There Yet? A Review of the Bicultural Studies Programme (Chiang Wai Fong and Low Yen Yen)Regulating the Big and Micro Screens: Managing Censorship in Films and YouTube in Singapore (Liew Kai Khiun)Diversity in the Cross Sections of Society: Workplace, Family, and the Armed Forces:Transmigrants and the Flow of Human Capital: Wither Integration? (Faizal Bin Yahya)Singapore Families: Stability and Diversity in Challenging Times (Stella R Quah)National Service: The Holy Grail in the Management of Social Diversity (Leong Chan-Hoong, Yang Wai Wai and Jerrold Hong)Conclusion (Chiang Wai Fong)About the ContributorsIndex Readership: Academics, researchers and students studying Singapore society, public policy and sociology; general readers and professionals interested in diversity management.
New York, NY: Springer. Gupta, A.F. (2010) Singapore standard English revisited
. In L. Lim, A. Pakir and L. Wee (eds) English in Singapore: Modernity and
Management (pp. 57–89). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Kramer-
Author: Vaughan Rapatahana
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
English Language as Hydra argues that, far too often, the English language industry has become a swirling, beguiling monster, unashamedly intent on challenging local lingua-diversity and threatening individual identities. This book brings together the voices of linguists, literary figures and teaching professionals in a wide-ranging exposé of this enormous Hydra in action on four continents.
'English in Singapore: policy and practice', in Lisa Lim, Anne Pakir and Lionel
Wee (eds.), English in Singapore: Modernity and Management. Asian Englishes
Today. Hong Kong University Press, pp. 1—18. Llamzon, Teodoro A. 1969.
Author: Raymond Hickey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The first book-length exploration of 'standard Englishes' with contributions by the leading experts on each major variety of English discussed.
This provision is embedded in the Constitution ( Republic of Singapore
Independence Act , 1965 ) and remains in force . ... English is increasingly
perceived as the language of technology and management , of modernity and
Author: Victor R. Savage
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International
Using the Southeast Asian regional landscape as its area of enquiry, the book addresses a wide range of issues that countries in the region face as they move towards the 21st century.
A Dialogue Between Tradition and Modernity Leo Suryadinata ... Instead , the
division between different kinds of education , that is , English and Chinese or
Malay / English and Chinese , has become ... Eugene Tan's article examines the
management of Chinese identity and culture since Singapore attained
Author: Leo Suryadinata
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International
The nineteen articles in this volume examine the ethnic Chinese in Singapore, presenting a fascinating cross-country comparison between the past and the present. While some issues address the issues of tradition and modernity, others trace the process of change, especially economic, social and cultural change in terms of ethnic Chinese society, politics, identity, business and literature in these two countries.
Chan Heng Chee , Singapore : The Politics of Survival 1965–1967 , Singapore
and Kuala Lumpur : Oxford University Press , 1971 . ... ( eds ) , Management of
Success : The Moulding of Modern Singapore , Singapore : Institute of Southeast
Asian Studies , 1989 , pp . 70–89 . ... Chua Ai Lin , Negotiating national identity :
the English - speaking domiciled communities in Singapore , 1930–1941 , MA
Author: Michael D. Barr
Publisher: Nordic Inst of Asian Studies
"Constructing Singapore" studies Singaporean nation-building by focusing on two processes: elite formation and elite selection. It gives primary attention to the role that ethno-racial ascription plays in these processes, but also considers the input of personal connections, personal power, class and gender. It is a study of the progress of Singapore's state-sponsored nation-building project to its current state whereby a Singaporean version of Chinese ethno-nationalism has overwhelmed the discourse on national and Singaporean identity. Based upon archival research and formal interviews, this study unpacks the culture of elite governance in Lee Hsien Loong's Singapore today
Reflections from Singapore Joseph Foley, Thiru Kandiah, Bao Zhiming, Anthea
Fraser Gupta, Alsagoff Lubna, Ho Chee Lick, L. Wee, Ismail S. Talib, W. Bokhorst-
Heng, All in the Department of English Language and Literature W Bokhorst-
Heng ... enactment of an arcane mystical quest , but touches on an aspect of the
post - modern sensibility that is of immense relevance to contemporary
Author: Joseph Foley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
An Asian Perspective on Modernity and Politics in America Antonio L. Rappa ... In
the Singapore case , the ethnic management strategy designed by Lee Kuan
Yew and the first generation leaders have outlived it purpose . ... Goh Chok Tong
certainly did not stop his daughter from marrying an English businessman .
Author: Antonio L. Rappa
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International
The central metaphor is partly constructed out of Michel Foucault's metaphor of the Ship of Fools in Madness and Civilization. Building on Foucault's brilliant argument, the three themes of hope, progress, and optimism as used in this book represent idiomatic expressions of the business of modernity that have developed since the time of the Industrial Revolution in the West. With this in mind, this book has been designed for upper level undergraduates, graduate students, and readers who are interested in contemporary political theory. Those with a background in business, philosophy, political theory, popular culture, economics, international relations, cultural studies, literary studies, and American government will discover themselves at an advantage in understanding the issues explored in the book. It avoids overtly dense theories that often cloud the issue of globalisation and uses plain English to make sense of the most important political phenomenon in the world today. This book uses the American case as a way to understand the complex phenomena of globalization. READERSHIP: Policy makers, researchers, tertiary students and all those interested in the effects of globalisation on modern America & the consequence impact on Asia and rest of the world.