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The making of vernacular Singapore English : system, transfer and filter, Zhiming Bao

Label
The making of vernacular Singapore English : system, transfer and filter
Title
The making of vernacular Singapore English
Title remainder
system, transfer and filter
Statement of responsibility
Zhiming Bao
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Singapore English is a focal point across the many subfields of linguistics, as its semantic, syntactic and phonetic/phonological qualities tell us a great deal about what happens when very different types of language come together. Sociolinguists are also interested in the relative status of Singapore English compared to other languages in the country. This book charts the history of Singapore English and explores the linguistic, historical and social factors that have influenced the variety as it is spoken today. It identifies novel grammatical features of the language, discusses their structure and function, and traces their origins to the local languages of Singapore. It places grammatical system and usage at the core of analysis, and shows that introspective and corpus data are complementary. This study will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working on language contact, world varieties of English, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bao, Zhiming
Dewey number
427/.95957
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3502.S5
LC item number
B26 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge approaches to language contact
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Languages in contact
  • Language and culture
  • Singapore
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • Language and languages
  • Languages in contact
  • Singapore
Label
The making of vernacular Singapore English : system, transfer and filter, Zhiming Bao
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical refereces (pages 194-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The ecology of Singapore English -- 3. Grammatical system and substratum transfer -- 4. Topic prominence, empty categories, and the bare conditional -- 5. Substratum, lexifier, and typological universals -- 6. Frequency, usage, and the circumscriptive role of the lexifier -- 7. Convergence-to-substratum -- 8. Epilogue
Control code
906171280
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 214 pages
Isbn
9781107022089
Lccn
2015004583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906171280
Label
The making of vernacular Singapore English : system, transfer and filter, Zhiming Bao
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical refereces (pages 194-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The ecology of Singapore English -- 3. Grammatical system and substratum transfer -- 4. Topic prominence, empty categories, and the bare conditional -- 5. Substratum, lexifier, and typological universals -- 6. Frequency, usage, and the circumscriptive role of the lexifier -- 7. Convergence-to-substratum -- 8. Epilogue
Control code
906171280
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 214 pages
Isbn
9781107022089
Lccn
2015004583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906171280

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