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The “Cultural Baggage” of English and Its Significance in the World at Large

Anna Wierzbicka

in English: Meaning and Culture

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195174748
eISBN:
9780199788514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174748.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter discusses the significance of the “cultural baggage” of English in a world in which English is increasingly functioning as a global lingua franca. It discusses the use of English by ... More


Singapore Standard English revisited

Anthea Fraser Gupta

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/9789888028436.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the possibility of a Singapore Standard English. It suggests that it is no longer appropriate to predetermine what is and is not standard by the methods adopted in the 1980s. It ... More


Singapore English

David Deterding

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

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. This book provides an ... More


Annotated Bibliography

David Deterding

in Singapore English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter first surveys general books on Singapore English and then considers some specific books and key papers in each area. It covers general books on Singapore English; history, ... More


Phonetics and Phonology

David Deterding

in Singapore English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter first discusses the consonants and then the vowels of Singapore English. It then considers suprasegmental features such as rhythm, intonation and stress placement. It also compares the ... More


Morphology and Syntax

David Deterding

in Singapore English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

There is somewhat more difference in the ways inflectional suffixes occur in Singapore English when compared to the usage found in traditional varieties of English such as those of Britain or ... More


History and Current Changes

David Deterding

in Singapore English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 1 included a brief outline of the history of English in Singapore and an overview of language usage in Singapore. This chapter considers the history a little further, and discusses variation ... More


Introduction

David Deterding

in Singapore English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This introductory chapter begins with discussions of the history and languages of Singapore. It then describes the varieties of Singapore English, and the sources of data used in this study. The main ... More


Texts: Transcripts for the Data of Hui Min

David Deterding

in Singapore English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625444
eISBN:
9780748651535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter presents the full transcript of the interview with Hui Min.


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