English in Singapore

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 ...

English in Singapore

Author: Lisa Lim

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888028421

Page: 324

View: 842

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.

English in Singapore

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 ...

English in Singapore

Author: Lisa Lim

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 988802843X

Page: 324

View: 760

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. Lisa Lim directs the Language and Communication Programme in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. She teaches in this Programme and the English Studies Programme. Her current research areas include New Englishes, especially Asian, postcolonial varieties, with particular interest in contact dynamics in the ecology metaphor, as well as identity, endangerment, shift and revitalization in multilingual minority communities. She serves on the editorial board of the journal World Englishes. Anne hair is an associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. Her research interests lie in language policy and planning, World Englishes and English in Southeast Asia. Lionel Wee is an associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore. He has published extensively on language policy, World Englishes, sociolinguistics and pragmatics. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Sociolinguistics, and sits on the editorial boards of Applied Linguistics and English World-Wide.

English in Singapore

This book provides a detailed investigation into the state and status of English in Singapore.

English in Singapore

Author: Lisa Lim

Publisher: Asian Englishes Today

ISBN: 9789888028436

Page: 307

View: 698

This book provides a detailed investigation into the state and status of English in Singapore. These are important barometers of how successful this dynamic society is in its attempt to stay relevant to the world 'outside', even as it insists on portraying itself in terms of a resolutely Asian identity.

English in Southeast Asia

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
.

English in Southeast Asia

Author: Ee Ling Low

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027249024

Page: 394

View: 883

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.

Managing Diversity in Singapore

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 (
Eds.), ...

Managing Diversity in Singapore

Author: Mathew Mathews

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783269553

Page: 388

View: 897

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.

English Language as Hydra

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-
Dahl, A.

English Language as Hydra

Author: Vaughan Rapatahana

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 184769750X

Page: 275

View: 173

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.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

'Migrants and “Mother Tongues”: External Forces in the Ecology of English in
Singapore'. In English in Singapore: Modernity and Management, ed. Lisa Lim,
Anne Pakir, and Lionel Wee, 19–54. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

Author: Terttu Nevalainen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199996385

Page: 984

View: 268

The availability of large electronic corpora has caused major shifts in linguistic research, including the ability to analyze much more data than ever before, and to perform micro-analyses of linguistic structures across languages. This has historical linguists to rethink many standard assumptions about language history, and methods and approaches that are relevant to the study of it. The field is now interested in, and attracts, specialists whose fields range from statistical modeling to acoustic phonetics. These changes have even transformed linguists' perceptions of the very processes of language change, particularly in English, the most studied language in historical linguistics due to the size of available data and its status as a global language. The Oxford Handbook of the History of English takes stock of recent advances in the study of the history of English, broadening and deepening the understanding of the field. It seeks to suggest ways to rethink the relationship of English's past with its present, and make transparent the variety of conditions and processes that have been instrumental in shaping that history. Setting a new standard of cross-theoretical collaboration, it covers the field in an innovative way, providing diachronic accounts of major influences such as language contact, and typological processes that have shaped English and its varieties, as well as highlighting recent and ongoing developments of Englishes--celebrating the vitality of language change over the centuries and the many contexts and processes through which language change occurs.

World Englishes A Critical Analysis

English Next. London: The British Council. Retrieved from www. britishcouncil.
org/learning-research-english-next.pdf. —. (2010). English ... In L. Lim, A. P. Pakir
& L. Wee (Eds), English in Singapore: Modernity and Management (pp. 57–89).

World Englishes  A Critical Analysis

Author: Mario Saraceni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1623564522

Page: 240

View: 856

Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 2016 The field of "World Englishes" takes on ever more importance in the modern era. Mario Saraceni's World Englishes: A Critical Analysis looks at the developments in the field from a critical perspective. It examines the historical, linguistic, ideological and pedagogical aspects in the study of the ever-evolving forms, roles and statuses of English around the world. The principal aim is to offer a critical overview of the field in order both to inform readers about the main issues at stake and to challenge established positions and descriptive/analytical paradigms. The book has four sections, each of which reviews established accounts and offers alternative perspectives on those. "History†? considers representations of the evolution of 'old English' and 'new Englishes' and begins to unveil the strong link between conventional accounts and ideological motivations. "Language†? critically examines the traditional notion of 'difference' in the description of varieties of English, and discusses more recent orientations which aim to describe English as a lingua franca and the phenomenon of language hybridity. "Ideology†? examines ideological debates around the presence and status of English in the world, such as linguistic imperialism, language ownership and language ecology. The final section, "Pedagogy†? discusses pedagogical implications, such as the choice of appropriate 'models' of English and considers the possibility of teaching English as a fully de-anglicised language.

A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore

Retrieved on 12 December 2011 from: http://courses.nus.edu.sg/course/ellhpj/
resources/abdullah1.HTM. Abisheganaden ... InLim, Lisa, Pakir,Anne and Wee,
Lionel(eds) English in Singapore: Modernity and Management. Hong Kong:Hong
 ...

A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore

Author: Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113701234X

Page: 245

View: 243

What role does race, geography, religion, orthography and nationalism play in the crafting of identities? What are the origins of Singlish? This book offers a thorough investigation of old and new identities in Asia's most global city, examined through the lens of language.

Singapore and the Asian Revolutions

English was the language of colonial power . ... to Mandarin , and just as Chinese
would be trumped by English , at least in the schools and universities under PAP
- state management . ... on shifting Malay identity in colonial Singapore , the port
city stood out in the archipelago for its modernity , just as individuals drawn into ...

Singapore and the Asian Revolutions

Author: Geoffrey C. Gunn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 308

View: 243

The Naga Awakens

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
international ...

The Naga Awakens

Author: Victor R. Savage

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN:

Page: 351

View: 189

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.

Internationales Asien Forum

... Managing Change in Asian Business – A Comparison between Chinese -
educated and English - Educated Chinese Entrepreneurs in Singapore ... Ethnic
Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia : A Dialogue between Tradition and
Modernity .

Internationales Asien Forum

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Cultures in ASEAN and the 21st Century

The Singaporean Trader : Traditions of a Modern Economic Sector ” , in Yong
Mun Chong , ( ed . ) ... Singapore : Academic Exercise , Dept . of Business
Administration , National University of Singapore . ... Language into Languages :
Some Conjunctions of Choice in Singapore " , in English and Language Planning
: A ...

Cultures in ASEAN and the 21st Century

Author: Edwin Thumboo

Publisher: Arts National University of Singapore

ISBN:

Page: 297

View: 120

SPAFA Final Report

Workshop for Artists and Their Role in Modern Everyday Life (S-W181b). ... and
Nancy Matthews , National Museum are very much part of Singaporean
discourse Singapore , forthcoming . in English . ... Management of Success :
historian Sabapathy is a senior lecturer with the Moulding of Modern Singapore ,
the Faculty of ...

SPAFA Final Report

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 104

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Sociological Abstracts

management of the interwar ( 1924 ) Glasgow housing scheme of Hamil
undergone a process of continuous evolution ... the repartitional land commune ,
but Chaianov & contending that Bahrain's image of modernity is often
overestimated . ... led East Asia to the building Dimmock , Spencer , English
Small Towns and the Emergence of a new financial architecture . ... Centre
Advanced Studies , National U Neighborhoods and Secular Neighborhoods :
Milan and Paris Singapore ( e ...

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Environment and Planning

... The PAP and the structuring of the political system ” , in Management of
Success : The Moulding of Modern Singapore ... They think you ' re as stupid as
your English is ' constructing foreign domestic workers in Toronto " Environment
and ...

Environment and Planning

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ISBN:

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