James Joice’s themes and narrative technique in Dubliners, Ulisses and Eveline

james Joice's summary, narrative technique and workss, Dubliners, Eveline, Ulisses

JAMES JOICE’S BIOGRAPHY James Joice was born in Dublin in 1882 into a middle-class Catholic Family. He studied modern languages in Dublin and at the age of 22 he moved to Paris, where was published Ulisses and Trieste, where he finished 2 novels: Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. All his works are set in Dublin, but his relationship with his country was complex, infact…


The spread of English language in Singapore and the birth of Singlish phenomenon

Inglese, Singapore, Singlish

Why English language is so widespread on global scale? To the vitality and prosperity of whatever language contribute intellectuals with their ideas, ambassadors and state officers with their diplomatic skills, but above all the armies with their military power and the strategic skills of their generals. In this juncture, the establishment of British East India Company by Queen Elizabeth I opera della regina Elisabetta I, is to be considered an essential…


The infiltration of Singlish into the different contexts of cultural production in Singapore

Vignetta Singlish, Fumetto Singlish

In spite of the huge efforts and the strenuous campaign aimed to the promotion of the correct use of English Language in its standard form put into effect by Speak Good English Moviment (SGEM)1 since in April 2000, the population of “Lion City” didn’t seem to be willing to abandone the use of Singlish. In that period, as stated by Eugene Keng Boon Tan, assistant professor of law at School of Law in Singapore Management…


Singlish Pronunciation: here you are revealed the working of vowels and consonants

Pronuncia Singlish, pronuncia Inglese Singapore

  Singlish pronunciation according to Mark Lewis Once in contact with the local population, it is impossible not to notice how and especially to which extent Singlish (Singapore Colloquial English), as wel as under the lexical aspect, has extraordinarely diverged from all traditional reference models of British English and American English even for what concerns the pronunciation, both with reference to the ways in which the various sounds are articulated and the…


Here you are revealed the top 9 English language words which in Singapore island assume a new form and a new meaning

Singlish, lessico, parole inglesi, significato, morfologia, mutamento, cambiamento

A part from the continuous and increasingly exorbitant irruption of new words and expressions borrowed from all foregn languages and dialects present in Singapore Island, Singlish lexicon is affected by an additional, but equally faschinating, linguistic phenomenon: namely the one concerning some English Language words, which, once landed in Singapore, have progressively changed their original form and meaning. Some of them even come to get amazing connotations! In order to better…


Arabic, Japanese, Indonesian and Javanese loanwords in Singapore Colloqual English lexicon

Indoneseiano, Giavanese, Arabo eGiapponese, Singapore, Singlish, parole giapponese

Among the various linguistic realities that over time have contributed to the enrichment of Singapore Colloqual English or Singlish vocabulary, we can also find Japanese, whose teaching was strongly supported during the three year of occupation of the former British colony by Japanese military forces and of course Javanese Language probably due to the geographical position in which the Island of Java is located. Words of Japanese origins in Singlish vocabulary…


Tamil and Singlish: here you are explained the top 5 words of Tamil origins you might hear in Singapore while visiting “Little India”

Parole Tamil a Singapore, Tamil, Singapore, Little India

A valuable contribution to the enrichment and development of Singlish lexicon, especially for what concerns the entry of new loan words coming from all other contextual languages in Singapore, finds its roots in Tamil Language1. In fact, right to Tamil Language are attributable the origins of these five typical Singlish words you might easily hear while visiting that colourful and charming quarter of Singapore named Little India: Goondu (leterally translated from Tamil Language into Italian, it…


The contribution of Malay language to the enrichment and development of Singlish lexicon in 13 words and 9 typical dishes

malese, cucina malese, cibo malese

Although Malay Language still continues to play a preminent role on Singaporean sociolinguistic chessboard, being both the official Language of Singaporean National Anthem and the sole National Language officially recognized by the Constitution of Singapore, towards the end of the Seventies – probably because of that considerable general atmosphere of resentment arisen during the Merger Years – the interest of Singapore institutional bodies towards the promotion and dissemination of Malay Language, especially in the context of Singapore educational…


Top 30 words of Chinese origins you can’t ignore if you are leaving to Singapore

Badung, Singapore

English or Chinese? If you are leaving to Singapore and you are convinced that your knowledge of Standard English will allow you to understand and make yourself understand by local population without particular problems, you can even skip this article, but if you don’t want to be the “protagonist” of unfortunate misunderstandings or fall into really embarassing situations, I strongly recommend you to read it carefully! If you are instead in…


Singlish VS English: what do we mean when we talk about Singlish? Let’s ask the experts!

Singlish, definizione

Before focusing our attention on the analytical study concerning the current evolutionary status of English Language within what I personally define “Singaporean Sociolinguistic Ecosystem”, it would be a good idea to tackle the issue of the correct definition of the term Singlish itself, trying to lay bare the subtle semantic nuances among the respective concepts of: Singapore Standard English, Singapore Colloquial English, Singlish. In this regard, we could make reference to…