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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, cultural 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
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Wong, Jock
Dewey number
427/.95957
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3502.S5
LC item number
W66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in English language
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Language and culture
  • Singapore
Label
The culture of Singapore English, Jock O. Wong, National University of Singapore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. English in Singapore (3 tables); 2. The language of culture and the culture of language (1 table); 3. Singlish forms of address; 4. Cultural categories and stereotypes; 5. The discourse of 'can' in Singlish; 6. Expressions of certainty and overstatements (2 tables); 7. The tonal particles of Singlish; 8. The enigmatic particle l{uFFFD}or; 9. Interjections: aiya and aiyo; 10. Making sense of Singlish (1 table)
Control code
CR9781139519519
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139519519
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The culture of Singapore English, Jock O. Wong, National University of Singapore
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. English in Singapore (3 tables); 2. The language of culture and the culture of language (1 table); 3. Singlish forms of address; 4. Cultural categories and stereotypes; 5. The discourse of 'can' in Singlish; 6. Expressions of certainty and overstatements (2 tables); 7. The tonal particles of Singlish; 8. The enigmatic particle l{uFFFD}or; 9. Interjections: aiya and aiyo; 10. Making sense of Singlish (1 table)
Control code
CR9781139519519
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 329 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139519519
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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