Media: Time Magazine: "Singlish"
Karen S. Chung
This week's Asian edition of Time magazine (July 29, 2002/vol. 160 no.
3) has an interesting piece on Singlish, entitled:
A War of Words Over 'Singlish'
Singapore's government wants its citizens to speak good English, bu
they would much rather be 'talking cock'
by Hwee Hwee Tan
It's available online at:
If you have trouble with the URL, go to Time's main site a
http://www.time.com/, choose Time Asia, then do a search on 'Singlish'.
The article mentions a movie called _Talking Cock: The Movie_, which
should be of interest to anyone studying South East Asian varieties of
English. Also notable are the Singlish humor Web site,
http://talkingcock.com/, and the recently published _Coxford Singlish
Dictionary_, accessible from the 'Talking Cock' site a
Karen Steffen Chung
National Taiwan University
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|Date Posted:||July 25, 2002|