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English in SingaporeModernity and Management$
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Lisa Lim, Anne Pakir, and Lionel Wee

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028436

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.001.0001

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English in Singapore: Policies and prospects

English in Singapore: Policies and prospects

(p.3) 1 English in Singapore: Policies and prospects
English in Singapore

Lim Lisa

Pakir Anne

Wee Lionel

Hong Kong University Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about English language in Singapore. This book describes Singapore's language policy and provides an overview of the ecology in which English exists. It examines the glocalization of English in Singapore and investigates the relation between language and social capital. It also discusses the problems concerning English language education and the possibility for English to become lingua franca in Singapore.

Keywords:   English language, Singapore, language policy, glocalization, social capital, language education, lingua franca

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