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Lo-Philip, Stephanie Wing Yan; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
In any language education program, there are both commonalities and divergences in the ways in which students negotiate and form their identities. While work on bilingual education has revealed important similarities that students come to share, fewer studies have focused on explaining variation. In this paper, we explore individual differences by…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Saravanan, Vanithamani; Lakshmi, Seetha; Caleon, Imelda S. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2009
This study aims to determine the attitudes toward Standard Spoken Tamil (SST) and Literary Tamil (LT) of 46 Tamil teachers in Singapore. The teachers' attitudes were used as an indicator of the acceptance or nonacceptance of SST as a viable option in the teaching of Tamil in the classroom, in which the focus has been largely on LT. The…
Descriptors: Mass Media, Teacher Attitudes, Semantics, Language Attitudes
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Kramer-Dahl, Anneliese – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2003
The teaching of grammar has recently reemerged in Singapore as a topic within the English teaching profession and in public discourse about education. Debates about the role of grammar in political discussions and in popular media typically proceed in terms of a crisis and falling standards. Focuses on ways this discourse of crisis constructs…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Standardization
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Schiffman, Harold F. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 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)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Diglossia, Elementary Secondary Education