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dc.titleA Standard for Written Singapore English?
dc.contributor.authorGupta, A.F.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-08T08:21:47Z
dc.date.available2016-11-08T08:21:47Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.citationGupta, A.F. (1986). A Standard for Written Singapore English?. English World-Wide 7 (1) : 75-99. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn01728865
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129357
dc.description.abstractSingapore 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.
dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
dc.description.sourcetitleEnglish World-Wide
dc.description.volume7
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page75-99
dc.description.codenENWOD
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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