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Title: A Standard for Written Singapore English?
Authors: Gupta, A.F. 
Issue Date: 1986
Citation: Gupta, A.F. (1986). A Standard for Written Singapore English?. English World-Wide 7 (1) : 75-99. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Singapore Eng constitutes a number of varieties & is widely used as a lingua franca. The concept of a single standard Eng is problematic for the oral lang. In the written lang, however, a standard might be established based on criteria of local written prestige usage, usage not locally stigmatized, & usage not internationally stigmatized. Some general standards have been established over the years, largely through consensus of the users. Eighty-nine Singapore Eng texts were analyzed for nonstandard usages, with very low rates found in newspapers & government publications. The difficulties involved in creating & promulgating a formal local standard are examined, although de facto local standards already exist. B. Annesser Murray.
Source Title: English World-Wide
ISSN: 01728865
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