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|Title:||Metadiscursive convergence in the Singlish debate|
Language ideological debates
|Source:||Wee, L. (2011). Metadiscursive convergence in the Singlish debate. Language and Communication 31 (1) : 75-85 . ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2010.04.001|
|Abstract:||This paper focuses on the debate over Singlish, a colloquial variety of English spoken in Singapore, and examines the factors that lead to a metadiscursive convergence between the anti-Singlish government and the pro-Singlish Singaporeans. The paper shows how it is that even as the two sides disagree on whether to stigmatize or valorize Singlish, they both share similar assumptions about Singlish. As a result, these assumptions are never contested, much less critically examined, despite their problematic nature. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Language and Communication|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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