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ERIC Number: EJ583919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-2919
The Passive in Singapore English.
Bao, Zhiming; Wee, Lionel
World Englishes, v18 n1 p1-12 Mar 1999
Presents an analysis of the two passive (or passive-like) constructions in Singapore English which exhibit substrate influence from Malay and Chinese. The paper shows that while substrate languages contribute to the grammar of Singapore English, the continued prestige of standard English exerts normative pressure and mitigates the effect of substrate influence. (Author/SMN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore