[lg policy] video: How the PAP Govt's language policy had alienated the older generation

Tze Wei Sim simtzewei10 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 8 20:27:39 UTC 2010


The video has been removed. I guess the Almighty PAP government has
intimidated the user to remove such disobedient video, just kidding.

Best regards,
Sim Tze Wei

2010/7/8 Harold Schiffman <hfsclpp at gmail.com>

> How the PAP Govt's language policy had alienated the older generation
>
> -- Youtube, 28 Jun 2010
>
> Singapore. One Country, Many Tongues.
>
> The other side of Singapore. At independence in 1965, most ethnic
> Chinese in Singapore spoke Chinese dialects. Virtually none used
> Mandarin as their predominant language at home. Over the years, use of
> dialects within the Chinese community has slowly disappeared, and a
> new generation of Singaporean-Chinese bilingual in English and
> Mandarin has emerged. Increasingly, English rather than Mandarin is
> the language used in homes. This short film traces the impact of these
> language changes on family ties within the Singaporean Chinese
> community.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVP5pGgYG7Q
>
>
> Comments: Well, majority of Singaporeans voted for PAP to form govt in 1963
> GE.
> you reap what you sow, 天作蘖尤可恕 自作蘖不可活.
>
> http://www.singsupplies.com/showthread.php?p=497305
>
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