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Yeok, Siew Pui1
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Gupta, Anthea Fraser; Yeok, Siew Pui – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1995
Discusses the major language shift in Singapore from the familial use of varieties of Chinese other than Mandarin towards the languages of education, English and Mandarin. An ethnographic study is presented of a Singaporean Chinese family that has moved from Cantonese to English, and the underlying pressures leading to this shift are examined. (19…
Descriptors: Cantonese, Code Switching (Language), Dialect Studies, English (Second Language)