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: 521

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: 566

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: 935

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: 466

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.

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: 858

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: 394

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

Hybridity in ways of speaking: the glocalization of English in Singapore. In L. Lim,
A. Pakir & L. Weel (Eds), English in Singapore: Modernity and Management (pp.
109–130). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. —. (December 2012).

World Englishes  A Critical Analysis

Author: Mario Saraceni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1623569729

Page: 240

View: 773

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

Resources for Study by the National University of Singapore. Retrieved on 12
December ... Singapore: Unipress. Adelaar ... 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: 407

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.

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: 248

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.

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: 118

Internationales Asien Forum

... and Chay , Y.W. ( 2007 ) , Managing Change in Asian Business – A
Comparison between Chinese - educated and English - Educated Chinese
Entrepreneurs in Singapore . ... Academy of Management Review 23 ( 2 ) : 242-
66 . ... Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia : A Dialogue between Tradition
and Modernity .

Internationales Asien Forum

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 705

Language Society and Education in Singapore

Finding a native voice — Singapore literature in English . Journal of
Commonwealth Literature ... The Management of Success . Singapore : Institute
of ... The temper of modernity : Papua New Guinea and Singapore . In B . Bennett
et al ( ed . ) ...

Language  Society  and Education in Singapore

Author: Saravanan Gopinathan

Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 391

View: 180

Cultures in ASEAN and the 21st Century

Singapore : Academic Exercise , Dept . of Business Administration , National
University of Singapore . ... Culture and Management Teaching " , in Journal of
Management Education , Vol . ... The Challenges of Modernity ” , in Conversation
with F . Sionil Jose , edited by Miguel A Bernard , pp . 221 - 255 . Quezon City :
Vera - Reyes Inc . 1994 . “ Language into Languages : Some Conjunctions of
Choice in Singapore " , in English and Language Planning : A Southeast Asian
Contribution ...

Cultures in ASEAN and the 21st Century

Author: Edwin Thumboo

Publisher: Arts National University of Singapore

ISBN:

Page: 297

View: 258

Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia

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 ... Eugene Tan ' s article examines the
management of Chinese identity and culture since Singapore attained
independence . Due to ...

Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia

Author: Leo Suryadinata

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN:

Page: 408

View: 439

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.

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

The synonymisation of 'native varieties of English' with an exogenous ideal and
standard to which people aspire in ... sense perpetuate hegemony and inequality
both of which contradict the tenets of liberal thought in late modernity. So, how
does globalization's overt or covert threat to or management of diversity and
multiplicity pose a challenge to World Englishes ... English), the Outer Circle (
Indian English, Malaysian English, Singapore English, Brunei English, Nigerian
English, etc.) ...

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

Author: Mukul Saxena

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Page: 233

View: 110

This book engages with English in globalization, re-examining and re-interpreting the contemporary contexts of its acquisition and use. The chapters contained in this book weave together four inter-related themes that define the role of English in the global context: the `centrality of structure', `relationships of interdependence', `social constructions of difference' and `reproduction of inequality'. These themes enable the authors to draw attention to the dynamics of the contemporary realities of the `English-speaking' and `English-using' nations, especially as they compete for cultural, social, economic and symbolic capital in global networks. In engaging World Englishes with the sociolinguistics of globalization, the authors raise some fundamental questions about the status, structure, and functions of World Englishes. "What roles are English and World Englishes playing in globalization? What effect is globalization having on English and World Englishes? What effect is globalization having on other languages? Anyone interested in exploring these crucial questions will find this book a most helpful and stimulating companion. The editors have assembled an appropriately diverse all-star cast of contributors, each of whom approaches the topic from a refreshingly innovative standpoint To paraphrase OmoniyVspoem which opens the book, readers will learn to `waltz, salsa and lion-dance' (and hip-hop) their way through the complex cultural and linguistic steps of globalization."Andy Kirkpatrick, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Globalization

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 .

Globalization

Author: Antonio L. Rappa

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN:

Page: 322

View: 431

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.

Biblio Asia

National Library (Singapore). evaluates design ... The role of the media in the
management of ethnic relations in Singapore . ... MediaCorp Pte Ltd : Channel 8
website , ( English ) . Retrieved ... In Suryadinata , L. ( Ed ) , Ethnic Chinese in
Singapore and Malaysia : A dialogue between tradition and modernity .
Singapore ...

Biblio Asia

Author: National Library (Singapore)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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