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By Rita Elaine Silver, Lubna Alsagoff, Christine C M Goh

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ISBN-13: 9780826498458

This identify examines financial, social and political components influencing language schooling, and offers an international viewpoint on English language acquisition. This booklet is devoted to the exploration of English language acquisition and improvement outdoors of the mostly monolingual environments of North the USA, the uk and Australia. particularly, the reports examine assorted elements of English language studying in Singapore, and use this event to forge connections with different New English contexts.Using empirical information drawn from various language study rooms, the participants emphasise where of schooling inside a world framework of English language studying. In so doing they learn fiscal, social and political elements influencing language schooling, and current a refreshingly worldwide point of view on English language acquisition. This finished exam of language studying in New English contexts can be of curiosity to researchers in utilized linguistics and international Englishes.

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The key phrase here is ‘actual use’. My point is that in order to devise adequately prescriptive norms of English that suit Singaporean as well as international users, we need first to find out which are the descriptive norms that suit these users. Data-driven research has already produced insightful guidelines into the issue of norming SgE. A significant body of research, including ongoing research, continues to shed light on specific features of adult uses of SgE (Brown, 2005). A recent bibliographical collection of studies on child language in Singapore (Cruz-Ferreira, 2006b) shows the wide scope of interest that this topic arouses, in Singapore as elsewhere, not least from undergraduate as well as graduate students and their supervisors.

Practical phonetics and phonology: A resource book for students. London/New York: Routledge. Cruttenden, A. (1994). Gimson’s pronunciation of English (5th edn). London: Edward Arnold. Cruz-Ferreira, M. (1998). Intonation in European Portuguese. In D. Hirst & A. Di Cristo (Eds), Intonation systems: A survey of twenty languages (pp. 167–178). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Learning English in Singapore 29 Cruz-Ferreira, M. (2003). , E. L. Low and A. Brown (Eds). (2003). English in Singapore.

I saw people lying on the mat. (Child A) 10. One day hor . . got one . . a girl hor . . she got wear one purple hat. (Child B) 11. A hippopotamus is opening his mouth. (Child C) The children also used elements of story grammar, although Child A’s story grammar was less complete than the other two (Table 5). Child A used several linking adverbials and references appropriately in her oral productions even though they were short. Pronouns and determiners were used appropriately on the whole to refer to the character and event anaphorically.

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