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Title: A Grammar of Singapore Indian Malay.
Authors: SASI REKHA D/O MUTHIAH
Keywords: Malay, Singapore, Indian, Contact, Language, Grammar
Issue Date: 28-Apr-2008
Source: SASI REKHA D/O MUTHIAH (2008-04-28). A Grammar of Singapore Indian Malay.. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: My thesis builds on previous work done on non-standard/regional varieties of Malay as I describe a colloquial Malay variety spoken by older Singapore Indians (SIM). The grammatical system of SIM varies significantly from another non-native Malay variety, Singapore Chinese Malay (SCM) b the colloquial Malay spoken by Singapore Chinese (Daw 2005). In structures where SIM varies from SCM, it conforms to an Indian language structure (which, in some cases, overlaps with the English structure). SIM displays both an SOV and an SVO word order. At a phrase-level, SIM leans towards a head-final syntax, though not exclusively. In SIM noun phrase, the demonstrative always precede the head noun. SIM verb complements, objects and adverbs too (among other structures) display Indian influence in that these can precede the head verb. The structural differences in SIM, when compared to SCM, add value to the field of contact linguistics.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/13137
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