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Title: The Range and Depth of English-Knowing Bilinguals in Singapore
Authors: Pakir, A. 
Issue Date: 1991
Source: Pakir, A. (1991). The Range and Depth of English-Knowing Bilinguals in Singapore. World Englishes 10 (2) : 167-179. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The concept of "English-knowing bilingualism" is examined with reference to the special nature of bilingualism in Singapore & the spread of English in various domains there. The discourse of English-knowing bilingual speakers in the two principal domains - home & school - is examined in terms of the range & depth of the functional use of English. A new "expanding triangles" model is used to explain the linguistic diversity involved in English use in Singapore. This model involves the notion of a growing English-speaking base population & two distinctive English speech clines - upper & lower end - that are applied to representative /heuristic & regulative/interpersonal functions, respectively.
Source Title: World Englishes
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52428
ISSN: 08832919
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