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The Resource The culture of Singapore English, Jock O. Wong, National University of Singapore

The culture of Singapore English, Jock O. Wong, National University of Singapore

Label
The culture of Singapore English
Title
The culture of Singapore English
Statement of responsibility
Jock O. Wong, National University of Singapore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 terminology, he explains the relationship between meaning and culture with maximal clarity, and an added strength of this study lies in its use of authentic examples and pictures, which offer a fascinating glimpse of Singaporean life. Through comparisons with Anglo English, it also explores some difficulties associated with Standard English and cultural misunderstanding. Lending a unique local perspective and written with an incisiveness that makes it ideal for both academic and non-academic readers, this book will appeal to all those interested in Singapore English and its cultural values"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wong, Jock
Dewey number
427/.95957
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3502.S5
LC item number
W66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in English language
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • Singapore
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • Language and languages
  • Singapore
Label
The culture of Singapore English, Jock O. Wong, National University of Singapore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 313-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
864871653
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 329 pages
Isbn
9781107033245
Lccn
2013046908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864871653
Label
The culture of Singapore English, Jock O. Wong, National University of Singapore
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 313-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
864871653
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 329 pages
Isbn
9781107033245
Lccn
2013046908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)864871653

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