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Cultural scripts, ways of speaking and perceptions of personal autonomy: Anglo English vs Singapore English

Wong, Jock


Every language variety embodies a set of culture-specific ways of thinking that can be articulated with maximal clarity and minimal ethnocentrism in the form of 'cultural scripts' using natural semantic metalanguage (NSM). In this study, perceptions of 'personal autonomy' in Anglo culture and in Singapore culture are explored on the basis of linguistic evidence using NSM. These Anglo and Singaporean attitudes to personal autonomy are articulated in the form of cultural scripts, and are thus...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Intercultural Pragmatics


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