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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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Sounding local and going global: Current research and implications for pronunciation teaching1

Sounding local and going global: Current research and implications for pronunciation teaching1

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(p.234) (p.235) 10 Sounding local and going global: Current research and implications for pronunciation teaching1
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English in Singapore
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Ee-Ling Low

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0010

This chapter provides an overview of research in the phonetics, phonology, and prosody of Singapore English. It highlights the importance of the principle of intelligibility in identifying a core for the teaching of pronunciation. It proposes a number of principles and practices that may be adopted in developing a pronunciation syllabus for English in Singapore with the objective of preserving both global and local orientations in pronunciation.

Keywords:   phonetics, phonology, prosody, English language, Singapore, pronunciation

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