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Title: Usage and acceptability of Singlish in Singapore
Authors: Chin, Hon Fai
Ler, Lily
Wang, Kok Shin
Keywords: DRNTU::Business::General::Social aspects
Issue Date: 1994
Abstract: Singlish is a term derived from the words "Singapore" and "English". It is known as a form of colloquial English and it is quite different from Standard English/ This study is not concerned with the technical aspects of Singlish but rather the attitude towards this local language. The analysis involves a section which attempts to detect distinguishing characteristics of both Singlish and non-Singlish users. Later part of this report aims to examine the current usage of Singlish and to investigate the level of acceptability of Singlish among Singaporeans in both society and mass media. Usage of Singlish is examined through identifying the sources and frequency of use of Singlish, and attempting to isolate the reasons for the use of Singlish. Acceptability of Singlish in society is determined by breaking up the analysis into the various components of the society, namely the workplace, home, the educational environment and the social environment. Due to the public's concern over the use of Singlish in mass media, special attention is given to the acceptability of Singlish in the media, over the TV, the radio, in the newspapers, publications and dramas. The perceived advantages and disadvantages of use of Singlish over the media is also looked into.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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