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The particles of Singapore English: a semantic and cultural interpretation

Wong, Jock


The Singapore English particles constitute one of the most distinctive features of this cultural dialect. These highly interactive particles play a major role in the integrity and cohesiveness of the Singapore English speech community and offer invaluable insights into Singapore culture. The semantic study of these particles could therefore pave the way for a better understanding of this culture. This study investigates the meanings of several of these particles-three particles la which come in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Pragmatics
DOI: 10.1016/S0378-2166(03)00070-5


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