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Title: ASPECTS OF THE SINGAPORE ENGLISH VERB PHRASE : NORMS, CLAIMS AND USAGE
Authors: YOGESWARY APPAPILLAI CHINNIAH
Issue Date: 1984
Citation: YOGESWARY APPAPILLAI CHINNIAH (1984). ASPECTS OF THE SINGAPORE ENGLISH VERB PHRASE : NORMS, CLAIMS AND USAGE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The study seeks to discover the patterns of adherence to norms and beliefs about own usage current amongst (adolescent) Singaporeans with respect to the English Language; more precisely, aspects of the English verb phrase. Hypotheses set out with respect to the influence of various factors and the detailed patterning of responses are tested - the latter includes examination of the effects of characteristics of the respondents (educational stream and sex). Chapter 1 spells out the aims of the study and the reasons for the use of a self-evaluation test, and provides general background information on the evolution of Singapore English. The limitations of the study are also outlined. Chapter 2 discusses the design of the study. The various crucial terms, e.g. "norm", "claim", etc are defined in relation to the study. The general hypotheses set out to be tested, the variables selected, the reasons for their selection, and the sampling of respondents are discussed here. Chapter 3 presents an account of the methodology adopted. The rationale for the questionnaire, the stages of the study of “norms” and "claims", and the study of usage are discussed. Chapter 4 looks into the possible origins of the Singapore variants of the various variables, classified in theoretical terms. The discussion of the results obtained from the collected data and possible implications of these results are discussed in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 summarizes the major findings, both those related to the hypotheses and others; and pedagogical recommendations based on these findings are also given.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/153151
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