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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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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bao, Zhiming
Dewey number
427/.95957
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3502.S5
LC item number
B26 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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
Label
The making of vernacular Singapore English : system, transfer and filter, Zhiming Bao
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Nov 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
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
CR9781139135375
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139135375
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The making of vernacular Singapore English : system, transfer and filter, Zhiming Bao
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Nov 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
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
CR9781139135375
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139135375
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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