Singapore Chronicles - Language

Straits Times Press

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Singapore Chronicles is a series launched in conjunction with the Institute of Policy Studies and Straits Times to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s Independence, This 50-volume series seeks to record, explain and offer insights into what makes Singapore, Singapore, by providing analysis as well as historical accounts on a variety of uniquely Singaporean topics.

'Singapore Chronicles - Language' reviews and discusses the changing language use patterns within Singapore society from Independence till today. Understanding language use is particularly challenging in a cosmopolitan city-state such as Singapore, with its multi-ethnic society that recognises four official languages – English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. This book looks at how Singapore's complex linguistic landscape has shaped the state’s language policies, executed through education, language campaigns, mass media and so on. It also illustrates how language management by the Government is challenged by the emergence of colloquial forms such as Singlish, which is embraced by some citizens as uniquely Singaporean.

AUTHORS:  Eddie KUO C Y, Dr.
                    Brenda CHAN, Dr.







Trim Size

196 mm x 129 mm


116 pages

Published Date (Month, Year)

December 2016


160 g