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Title: The dialectics of language choice in the Chinese blogosphere in Singapore
Authors: Chua, Pei Yi
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Singapore is a multicultural country where most of its people are bilingual in English and their mother tongue language, and they are able to code-switch from one language to another. The Chinese blogosphere in Singapore is a platform where this switch can be witnessed. Due to the nature of blogging where bloggers are able to prepare and plan their writing before publishing any content, in contrast to the spontaneous nature of face-to-face interaction, it is argued that language choice and language use is intentional as well and carries social meaning. Therefore, based on the conception that language is contextual, this paper seeks to understand the dialectics of language use in the Chinese blogosphere in Singapore.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10356/66179
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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