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Title: A sociolinguistic analysis of the 'Bilingual approach to the teaching of Chinese language' in Singapore
Authors: TAN GEOK POH, ANDREA
Keywords: language purity, language attitudes, Bilingual Approach, language-culture relationship, bilingualism, Singaporean Chinese
Issue Date: 23-Mar-2005
Source: TAN GEOK POH, ANDREA (2005-03-23). A sociolinguistic analysis of the 'Bilingual approach to the teaching of Chinese language' in Singapore. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The role that a language plays in the acquisition of another language is a tricky issue in language research and pedagogy, confounded by cultural and socio-political factors. Through looking at the responses of 130 Singaporean Chinese to a project called the a??Bilingual Approach to the Teaching of Chinese Languagea?? announced by the Singapore Ministry of Education, the study reflects on language-culture relationship and language purity. In addition, a description of the respondentsa?? language attitudes towards bilingualism is provided. The methodology employed is both quantitative and qualitative, with data from surveys and in-depth interviews. Finally, some suggestions regarding the teaching approach are proposed.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14560
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