English in Singapore: Modernity and Management, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9882206255
  • ISBN-13: 9789882206250
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 307 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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This book provides a detailed investigation into the state and status of English in Singapore. These are important barometers of how successful this dynamic society is in its attempt to stay relevant to the world ‘outside', even as it insists on portraying itself in terms of a resolutely Asian identity.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Editor’s Preface.
Other Frontmatter.
1: The Ecology of English in Singapore.
2: English in Singapore: Policies and Prospects.
3: Migrants and ‘Mother Tongues’: Extralinguistic Forces in the Ecology of English in Singapore.
4: Reconceptualizing ‘English’.
5: Singapore Standard English Revisited.
6: The Speak Good English Movement: A Web-User’s Perspective.
7: Hybridity in Ways of Speaking: The Glocalization of English in Singapore.
8: Ethnicity and Ownership.
9: Whose English? Language Ownership in Singapore’s English Language Debates.
10: Language and Social Capital in Singapore.
11: Language Policy and Planning in Singaporean Late Modernity.
12: English in Education.
13: Problematizing the Implementation of Innovation in English Language Education in Singapore.
14: Sounding Local and Going Global: Current Research and Implications for Pronunciation Teaching.
15: English as a Lingua Franca: Negotiating Singapore’s English Language Education.
Research Bibliography.
Researching English in Singapore: Bibliographic Sources.