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English in Singapore: Policies and prospects

Lim Lisa, Pakir Anne and Wee Lionel

in English in Singapore

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028436
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206939 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0001

Series: Asian Englishes Today

English in Singapore: Policies and prospects

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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

Chapter.  6687 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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