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Whose English? Language Ownership in Singapore’s English Language Debates

Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng, Rani Rubdy, Sandra Lee McKay, and Lubna Alsagoff

in English in Singapore: Modernity and Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028436
eISBN:
9789882206939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines language ownership in the English language debates in Singapore. It discusses the idealization of the so-called native speaker found within the native-speaker ... More


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