ERIC Number: EJ499447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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The Development of Singaporean Literature In English.
Talib, Ismail S.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v15 n5 p419-29 1994
Increased use of English in Singapore, a multiracial, multilingual country, especially its use for cultural purposes, has met with some controversy. This article traces the historical development of Singaporean literature in English and the sociocultural and political problems such literature faces in a country where the official languages and most of the population are of Asian origin. (62 references) (LR)
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Dialects, Dravidian Languages, English (Second Language), Literature, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Moral Development, Multilingualism, Non Western Civilization, Official Languages, Political Influences, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, Tamil
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; Singapore