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ERIC Number: EJ1089175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Status of Tamil Language in Singapore: An Analysis of Family Domain
Kadakara, Shanmugam
Education Research and Perspectives, v42 p25-64 2015
This paper addresses the phenomenon of Language Maintenance and Language Shift through a qualitative study of Tamil language in the family domain in Singapore. The influence of Singapore's bilingual policy and the institutional support offered for maintenance of Tamil language provide the context in which the central research problem of the status of Tamil language in the family domain is addressed. Discussion of the findings considers the pressure on the Tamil language and possible consequences of continued language shift for the future of Tamil language in Singapore.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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