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|Title:||Linguistic Alternants and Code Selection in Baba Malay||Authors:||Pakir, A.||Issue Date:||1989||Citation:||Pakir, A. (1989). Linguistic Alternants and Code Selection in Baba Malay. World Englishes 8 (3) : 379-388. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.||Abstract:||An explanation of variable language use in natural conversations among the Baba community in Singapore is provided. The sociolinguistic setting of the Baba Malay is summarized, followed by a study in which the everyday talk of the babas & nyonyas (males & females) is taped over a period of three months. The code-switching that occurred between Malay, Hokkien, & English is analyzed. Examples illustrate that code choice reflects a speaker's attempt to negotiate a collective social identity & accommodate fellow speakers & hearers. The sequential uses of the three languages specifically serve the purposes of reiteration - repetition, clarification, emphasis, & modification of a message or utterance. A. Sturrock.||Source Title:||World Englishes||URI:||http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52431||ISSN:||08832919|
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