Language Problems in Singapore and Hong Kong | Mahmuda Nasrin

Language Problems in Singapore and Hong Kong | Mahmuda Nasrin

Language Problems in Singapore and Hong Kong
Mahmuda Nasrin

Abstract: The focus of this article is particularly on the development of Singaporean language policy. In Singapore, they follow a complicated language policy. As the language policy is to move towards English, and the emphasis is on bilingualism, this article will look at the mismatch between policy and what actually happens resulting from a mixture of Chinese, Malays and Indians who speak their respective languages. The context of Hong Kong will also be considered to support the central idea of the article–languages cannot always be planned.

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Published in Fall 2008

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