ERIC Number: EJ669756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Tongue-Tied in Singapore: A Language Policy for Tamil?
Schiffman, Harold F.
Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, v2 n2 p105-25 2003
Discusses the Tamil language situation in Singapore, which lends itself ideally to the study of minority-language maintenance. Examines attempts to maintain Tamil, a highly diglossic language in emigration and concludes that the well-meaning bilingual education system actually produces a situation of subtractive bilingualism. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore