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 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: 9789888028436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 630

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.
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

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

View: 817

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 Culture of Singapore English

The Culture of Singapore English

English in Singapore: Modernity and Management. Singapore: NUS Press. Lim,
Michelle Min Min, 1997. The Cheem essay. The Straits Times, 7 December.
Locke, John L. 1993. The Child's Path to Spoken Language. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard ...

Author: Jock O. Wong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107033245

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 301

A semantic, pragmatic and cultural interpretation of Singapore English, offering a fascinating glimpse of Singaporean life.
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

View: 660

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

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).

Author: Mario Saraceni

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781623569723

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 589

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

View: 327

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: 985

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: 549

Categories: Singapore

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: 700

This collection of papers by an international panel of experts presents a comparative study of tradition and modernity in the spheres of socio-politics and socio-culture in these two neighboring countries where the Chinese constitute either a significant minority (Malaysia) or the dominant group (Singapore).
Categories: Social Science

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: 464

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

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). ... Tan,S.S. (
2005a). NGOsin Conflict Management inSoutheast Asia. ... In P. Taylor(Ed.),
ModernityandRe Enchantment: Religion in PostRevolutionary Vietnam (pp. 1–56
).

Author: L. Quayle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137026859

Category: Political Science

Page: 245

View: 175

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

The Naga Challenged

The Naga Challenged

Martin Perry teaches contemporary management and advanced business
research methods in the Department of ... He was previously an associate
professor in the Department of Geography , National University of Singapore and
fellow of the ... He also coauthored a third book titled , Language Policy and
Modernity in Southeast Asia ( forthcoming ) with Lionel Wee of the NUS
Department of English ...

Author: Victor R. Savage

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Academic

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121834423

Category: Social Science

Page: 489

View: 874

This book is a sequel to The Naga Awakens: Growth and Change in Southeast Asia, published in 1997. While the 1997 book looked at the positive developments in the region, this book addresses the political, economic and cultural issues arising from the 1997-98 Asian economic crisis. Six years since the crisis, the region has been plagued by other issues such as the haze, SARS, avian influenza and terrorism. The global political and economic landscape has also changed radically after the 9/11 attack and the Iraq war. Unfortunately, after the fall of Suharto in 1998, the ASEAN lost its leadership and the organization floundered without much regional coherence. All these global and regional events have affected the developmental trajectories and political developments of states in the region. Economically, Southeast Asia has been overshadowed by the dynamic economic prowess of China and India in the last five years and there have been serious reservations by Southeast Asian political leader
Categories: Social Science

The University socialist club and the contest for Malaya

The University socialist club and the contest for Malaya

tangled strands of modernity Kah Seng Loh, Edgar Liao, Cheng Tju Lim, Guo-
Quan Seng ... August 2007) was born in Johor and attended Sekolah Melayu,
Ngee Heng School, Public English School and Johor English College. ... He was
expelled from Singapore for his role in the prouniversity autonomy student
protests that year. ... He was an active member of the Management Committee in
the University of Malaya Society, and was The University Socialists: Biographical
Sketches.

Author: Kah Seng Loh

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048515899

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

View: 634

The book, using a small group of left-wing student activists as a prism, explores the complex politics that underpinned the making of nation-states in Singapore and Malaysia after World War Two. While most works have viewed the period in terms of political contestation groups, the book demonstrates how it is better understood as involving a shared modernist project framed by British-planned decolonization. This pursuit of nationalist modernity was characterized by an optimism to replace the colonial system with a new state and mobilize the people into a new relationship with the state, according them new responsibilities as well as new rights. This book, based on student writings, official documents and oral history interviews, brings to life various modernist strands liberal-democratic, ethnic-communal, and Fabian and Marxist socialist seeking to determine the form of postcolonial Malaya. It uncovers a hitherto little-seen world where the meanings of loud slogans were fluid, vague and deeply contested. This world also comprised as much convergence between the groups as conflict, including collaboration between the Socialist Club and other political and student groups which were once its rivals, while its main ally eventually became its nemesis.
Categories: Political Science

Asianising Singapore

Asianising Singapore

Author: R. K. Vasil

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038014893

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 161

View: 535

Categories: Cultural pluralism

Globalization

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 .

Author: Antonio L. Rappa

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International

ISBN: UOM:39015059272420

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

View: 989

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.
Categories: Political Science

International Schools and International Education

International Schools and International Education

Improving Teaching, Management and Quality Mary Hayden, Jeff Thompson ...
the English language causes cultural, social and psychological damage: '
Fallaciously identified with modernity, progress, ... The Singapore government,
for instance, recognized these problems, which led to Singaporeans being
prevented from ...

Author: Mary Hayden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134987283

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 398

This work tackles the issues that staff and management of international schools need to address in order to ensure that their teaching and organization is of a high standard and quality. It contains a wide range of contributions from international school experts around the world.
Categories: Education