A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore: From Colonialism to Nationalism

A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore: From Colonialism to Nationalism

by Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
     
 

What role does race, geography, religion, orthography and nationalism play in the crafting of identities? What are the origins of Singlish? This book offers a thorough investigation of old and new identities in Asia's most global city, examined through the lens of language.  See more details below

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What role does race, geography, religion, orthography and nationalism play in the crafting of identities? What are the origins of Singlish? This book offers a thorough investigation of old and new identities in Asia's most global city, examined through the lens of language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137012333
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/07/2012
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

PHYLLIS CHEW is Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological Univeristy, Singapore, where she has taught Literacy and Sociolinguistics for the last 25 years. An applied linguist, she has served on the international advisory boards of Teaching Education, Malaysian English Language Teaching Journal, the International Journal of Language Studies, Asian EFL Journal, Asia Tefl Journal and Gendering Asia. She is the 2010-2011 Fulbright Research Scholar at Harvard University, USA.

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