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Culture of Singapore English.

Author: Jock O Wong
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Series: Studies in English language
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a fresh approach to Singapore English, by focusing on its cultural connotations. The author, a native Singaporean, explores a range of aspects of this rich variety of English - including address forms, social categories, particles and interjections - and links particular words to particular cultural norms. By using the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach, which is free from technical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jock O Wong
ISBN: 1306857848 9781306857840
OCLC Number: 881367925
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. English in Singapore --
2. The language of culture and the culture of language --
3. Singlish forms of address --
4. Cultural categories and stereotypes --
5. The discourse of 'can' in Singlish --
6. Expressions of certainty and overstatements --
7. The tonal particles of Singlish --
8. The enigmatic particle lōr --
9. Interjections: aiya and aiyo --
10. Making sense of Singlish.
Series Title: Studies in English language

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

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'Wong unravels the semantic, pragmatic and structural intricacies of Singlish, treating it not as a variety of English but as a language in its own right. Fresh, strong and original, this is a book Read more...

 
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