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Language Shift in a Singapore Family

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 references) (Author/CK)

  • Contributor: Gupta, Anthea Fraser, Yeok, Siew Pui
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
  • Notes: FirstSearch indicates your institution subscribes to this publication. Libraries worldwide that own item: 258 UNIV OF COLORADO AT BOULDER Search the catalog at the library of the University of Colorado at Boulder. ISSN: 0143-4632 English Journal Article (CIJE) 143 Reports--Research; 080 Journal Articles
  • Number: 4
  • Volume: 16
  • Year: 1995

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