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History and Current Changes

David Deterding

in Singapore English

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625444
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651535 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.003.0005
History and Current Changes

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Chapter 1 included a brief outline of the history of English in Singapore and an overview of language usage in Singapore. This chapter considers the history a little further, and discusses variation in Singapore English and the ways in which it has been described. It also evaluates the ways in which Singapore English is currently evolving.

Keywords: Singapore English; language use; language evolution

Chapter.  3439 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics

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