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Singapore English: A semantic and cultural perspective

Wierzbicka, Anna


This paper examines some aspects of Singapore English, raising questions about Singaporean culture and national identity, and, more generally, about the nature of links between language and culture in a multilingual, heterogeneous, and rapidly changing society. It argues that Singapore English is grounded in Singapore experience; in doing so, it takes up the notion of 'interculturality', proposed by the Singapore linguist Ho Chee Lick. Using the 'Natural Semantic Metalanguage', developed by the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Multilingua - Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication


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