Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132325
Title: Language Education and Literary Creativity in English: A Tale of Two Cities
Authors: Lam, A.S.-L. 
Issue Date: 1988
Citation: Lam, A.S.-L. (1988). Language Education and Literary Creativity in English: A Tale of Two Cities. Occasional Papers - Applied Linguistics Association of Australia 10 : 70-78. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The role of Eng in Hong Kong & Singapore is compared. It is shown that the residents of Singapore have adopted the Eng lang for their own uses & that Eng serves as an integrating force among diverse ethnic groups. In Hong Kong, by contrast, most residents continue to think & feel in Cantonese. Eng has high status but only as a means of professional advancement. Results of a small scale questionnaire administered to U personnel in the two cities (N = 25 in Singapore & 11 in Hong Kong) indicated that a local Eng literature has evolved in Singapore whereas in Hong Kong this has not occurred. It is suggested that a local literature in Eng will emerge where the lang is used for more than merely instrumental purposes. B. Annesser Murray.
Source Title: Occasional Papers - Applied Linguistics Association of Australia
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132325
ISSN: 03143937
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