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Singapore English

David Deterding


Over the past few decades, Singapore English has been emerging as an independent variety of English with its own distinct style of pronunciation, grammar and word usage. This book provides an overview of this variety, including coverage of its pronunciation, including comparisons with the pronunciation of English in other countries in South-East Asia; its morphology and grammar; the words that are used, including instances where the meaning is distinct from other varieties of English; the discourse patterns that are found, including use of particles such as lah; and its history and current dev ... More

Keywords: Singapore English, pronunciation, grammar, word usage, South-East Asia, morphology, Informal Singapore Speech, Spoken Singapore Speech, discourse patterns, particles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625444
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Deterding, author