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English in Singapore: Modernity and Management

Lisa Lim, Anne Pakir, and Lionel Wee


This collection is the seventh volume in the Asian Englishes Today series. Singapore makes an interesting case study of various issues in socio-linguistics, not least because it is an ethnically and linguistically diverse society, but also because the country has a history of attempts at social engineering. The ongoing tensions between what the state envisions for the people and their actual language practices are some of the phenomena that provide the grounding for in-depth analyses. The chapters in this book revolve around four closely related themes relating to language policy in Singapore: ... More

Keywords: Singapore, socio-linguistics, ethnically diverse, linguistically diverse, social engineering, the state, language practices, language policy, English

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028436
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Lim, editor
School of English at the University of Hong Kong

Anne Pakir, editor
National University of Singapore

Lionel Wee, editor
National University of Singapore

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