[lg policy] Singapore's changing language policy

Mario Saraceni mario.saraceni at port.ac.uk
Mon Aug 28 02:45:07 EDT 2017


​Hi Dave,

Thanks for sharing the NYT article.

Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng's latest article in Language Policy
<https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10993-016-9410-6> discusses
this, although it's not its central concern.

Best,

Mario


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From: Dave Sayers <dave.sayers at cantab.net>
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Subject: [lg policy] Singapore's changing language policy

Hi all,

In my teaching about World Englishes, one of the week focuses on Singapore,
citing
the likes of Lisa Lim (e.g. https://benjamins.com/catalog/aila.22.05lim) in
portraying Singapore's language policy as rather blunt-edged and
heavy-handed. But a
New York Times article published yesterday, https://goo.gl/VKsR9D, suggests
that this
policy may be lightening somewhat. That could just be sensationalised media
fluff
though. Does anyone know of any research (published on in progress)
tracking this
nascent change? Or failing that, can anyone either corroborate or challenge
this
article's claims?

Thanks in advance!

Dave

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Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University |
www.shu.ac.uk
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