Multiculturalism and multilingualism in contemporary Singapore

Singapore, Parlamento di Singapore, Governo di Singapore

The climate of Singapore The Republic of Singapore, whose national territory in addition to the main island of Singapore furthermore comprises other 54 andjacent islets, the vaste majority of which are still uninhabited1, covers a total land area of 699,4 square kilometers2. Located at the southern tip of Malay Peninsula, just 136,8 km north of the equator, the insular state of Singapore is affected by the hot and humid equatorial climate, characterized by frequent…


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….