13.1977, Media: Time Magazine: "Singlish"

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Subject: 13.1977, Media: Time Magazine: "Singlish"

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Date:  Fri, 26 Jul 2002 08:57:19 +0800
From:  "Karen S. Chung" <karchung at ccms.ntu.edu.tw>
Subject:  "Singlish" in Time magazine

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Date:  Fri, 26 Jul 2002 08:57:19 +0800
From:  "Karen S. Chung" <karchung at ccms.ntu.edu.tw>
Subject:  "Singlish" in Time magazine

    This week's Asian edition of Time magazine (July 29, 2002/vol. 160 no.
3) has an interesting piece on Singlish, entitled:

    A War of Words Over 'Singlish'
    Singapore's government wants its citizens to speak good English, but
    they would much rather be 'talking cock'
    by Hwee Hwee Tan

    It's available online at:


    If you have trouble with the URL, go to Time's main site at
http://www.time.com/, choose Time Asia, then do a search on 'Singlish'.

    The article mentions a movie called _Talking Cock: The Movie_, which
should be of interest to anyone studying South East Asian varieties of
English. Also notable are the Singlish humor Web site,
http://talkingcock.com/, and the recently published _Coxford Singlish
Dictionary_, accessible from the 'Talking Cock' site at

    Karen Steffen Chung
    National Taiwan University
    karchung at ccms.ntu.edu.tw

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