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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…

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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…

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English Language: here you are revealed the incidence in Central and Southeast Asia

English in Asia

With its two-thirds of the world’s population, two nations officially recognized as being part of the three largest economic realities in the planet (China and Japan)1, a host of countries among the most industrialized and technologically advanced in the likes of South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore, which are constantly in competition for the role of world leader in the field of modern technologies2 and an endless amount of still untapped natural resouces and raw…

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English or World Englishes? That is the question!

The spread of English: a global phenomenon Among the most significant and controversial phenomena of interest within the contemporary sociolinguistic scene, undoubtedly stands out that regarding the spread of English Language on a global scale. Infact, besides having monopolized the domain of international political and economic communication, English language nowadays plays an essential role even in the field of science and Information Technology. For better understanding the extent of this phenomenon, we could make reference to some statistical data provided by British Council1 and reported…

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What happened to contemporary English?

What do the leading experts in English sociolinguistics say? The future of English: a glance toward the sociolinguistic debate and new perspectives Since some decades to the present the intellectual efforts of the most influential linguists of the anglophone universe as David Crystal, Tom McArthur and Braj B. Kachru, led the world toward the awareness of a pervasively widespread English language on a global scale, which at the same time becomes deeply marked and influenced by the countless linguistic realities with which it progressively came into contact….

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