English in Singapore

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 ...

Author: Lisa Lim

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789888028429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English in Southeast Asia

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
.

Author: Ee Ling Low

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027249029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Managing Diversity in Singapore

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.), ...

Author: Mathew Mathews

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783269556

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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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.
Categories: Social Science

English Language as Hydra

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.

Author: Vaughan Rapatahana

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847697509

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Handbook of the History of English

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.

Author: Terttu Nevalainen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199996384

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 984

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

World Englishes A Critical Analysis

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).

Author: Mario Saraceni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781623564520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore

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
 ...

Author: Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137012340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 245

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Society and Education in Singapore

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 . ) ...

Author: Saravanan Gopinathan

Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015032081351

Category: Social Science

Page: 391

View: 222

Categories: Social Science

Writing Asia From the inside Asia Pacific literatures in Englishes

Writing Asia  From the inside  Asia Pacific literatures in Englishes

From second tongue to mother tongue : A look at the use of English in Singapore
English drama from the 1960 ' s to the present . In Thumboo and ... The
Management of Success : The Moulding of Modern Singapore . 749 - 768 . 1991 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079218767

Category: English language

Page: 512

View: 734

Categories: English language

Contending with Globalization in World Englishes

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.) ...

Author: Mukul Saxena

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

View: 708

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
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia

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 ...

Author: Leo Suryadinata

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN: UCSD:31822032060816

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 842

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.
Categories: Social Science

Singapore and the Asian Revolutions

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 ...

Author: Geoffrey C. Gunn

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079296805

Category: Singapore

Page: 308

View: 611

Categories: Singapore

Constructing Singapore

Constructing Singapore

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
thesis ...

Author: Michael D. Barr

Publisher: Nordic Inst of Asian Studies

ISBN: UOM:39015080835294

Category: History

Page: 304

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"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
Categories: History

The Naga Awakens

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 ...

Author: Victor R. Savage

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN: UOM:39015041711808

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Internationales Asien Forum

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 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822037777034

Category: Asia

Page:

View: 656

Categories: Asia

Global Integration and Challenges for Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management in the Twenty first Century

Global Integration and Challenges for Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management in the Twenty first Century

2 Oxford : Oxford University Press OED ( The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
on Historical Principles ) ( 1973 ) Oxford ... in human resource practice across
three Chinese national cultures : Hong Kong , Taiwan and Singapore ' Human
Resource Management Journal ... S. ( 1995 ) ' Tradition and modernity in
Japanese management : On industrialization and the groupism management in
Japan ' in A.

Author: International Industrial Relations Association. World Congress

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112060432926

Category: Comparative industrial relations

Page: 343

View: 992

Categories: Comparative industrial relations

English in New Cultural Contexts

English in New Cultural Contexts

Reflections from Singapore Joseph Foley, Thiru Kandiah, Bao Zhiming, Anthea
Fraser Gupta, Alsagoff Lubna, Ho Chee Lick, L. Wee, Ismail ... it can either mean
supervision and control ( as in the related word ' overseer ' ) , or , failure to see
what should have been seen . ... mystical quest , but touches on an aspect of the
post - modern sensibility that is of immense relevance to contemporary
Singapore .

Author: Joseph Foley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015042910011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 333

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations

Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations

Singapore: Institute ofSoutheast Asian Studies. Sørensen, G.(2008). The Case ...
Singapore. Tan,S.S. (2005a). NGOsin Conflict Management inSoutheast Asia. ...
Modernity and ReEnchantmentin PostRevolutionary Vietnam. In P. Taylor(Ed.), ...

Author: L. Quayle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137026859

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

View: 727

This book examines the interface between the theoretical framework known as the English School and the international and transnational politics of Southeast Asia. The region-theory dialogue it proposes signals productive ways forward for the theory.
Categories: Political Science

Cultures in ASEAN and the 21st Century

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 ...

Author: Edwin Thumboo

Publisher: Arts National University of Singapore

ISBN: UOM:39015022933405

Category: Southeast Asia

Page: 297

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Categories: Southeast Asia