Singapore English (Dialects of English EUP)
Singapore English (Dialects of English EUP)
Brand: Edinburgh University Press

Singapore English (Dialects of English EUP)

  • Publish Date: 2007-08-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: David Deterding

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Over the past few decades, Singapore English has been emerging as an independent variety of English with its own distinct style of pronunciation, grammar and word usage.

All the findings presented in the book are illustrated with extensive examples from one hour of recorded conversational data from the Lim Siew Hwee Corpus of Informal Singapore Speech, as well as some extracts from the NIE Corpus of Spoken Singapore Speech and recent blogs. In addition, usage patterns found in the data are summarised, to provide a solid foundation for the reported occurrence of various features of the language. A full transcript of the data is included in the final chapter of the book.

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