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Unlearning Singlish

£12.99

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Subtitle "400 Singlish-isms to Avoid". Singapore is a state with four main official languages. Singlish is a creole creation largely based on English but with additions and modifications. It is widely used in the press and on radio, but it is thought by the authorities to diminish the status and apparent qualifications of people who use it in everyday speech and so there is a movement to enhance the speaking of Standard English. "Some lingering Singlish-isms are so widespread they sound like English even to the most discerning local ears." This, then, is an attempt to correct some of these errors.

Andrew Melcher 2003 paperback. There is a faint crease of the upper corner of the front cover. There is a vendor's label on the outside of the rear cover. Otherwise pristine. The ISBN quoted does not lead to this book

One for the student of linguistics.

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Author(s):
Melcher Andrew
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20 x12.5 cm approx
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9810489528
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
Andrew Melcher pte Ltd
Title:
Unlearning Singlish

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Subtitle "400 Singlish-isms to Avoid". Singapore is a state with four main official languages. Singlish is a creole creation largely based on English but with additions and modifications. It is widely used in the press and on radio, but it is thought by the authorities to diminish the status and apparent qualifications of people who use it in everyday speech and so there is a movement to enhance the speaking of Standard English. "Some lingering Singlish-isms are so widespread they sound like English even to the most discerning local ears." This, then, is an attempt to correct some of these errors.

Andrew Melcher 2003 paperback. There is a faint crease of the upper corner of the front cover. There is a vendor's label on the outside of the rear cover. Otherwise pristine. The ISBN quoted does not lead to this book

One for the student of linguistics.

Author(s):
Melcher Andrew
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20 x12.5 cm approx
Edition:
2003
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9810489528
Number of pages:
143
Publisher:
Andrew Melcher pte Ltd
Title:
Unlearning Singlish

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