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Grammatical Features of Singaporean English

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Dae Hwan Kim

on 30 September 2013

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Grammatical Features of Singaporean English
Variety of Singaporean English
Differs from standard british English with use of certain words
This variety of Singaporean English differs from Standard British English
Additional use of loans from Chinese & Malay
The variety of speech
Most remote from the prestige language

Singlish leaves the subject and the verb in the same order

What do you think are common forms of inversion you use?

Lack of plural marking in nouns
One of the lecturer told me to see you

Very few student can come on Friday

Lack of marking in verb forms

Where you going later sia?

What you doing on weekend? want to go out?

Eh wolverine nice sia.. that one very nice

Can or not?


Why cannot?
we actually play ball

we go drink kopi

You got long hair

Where got time?

Here got so many smart teachers

He got pots of money

Do-deletion in direct questions
+ Copula Deletion
Subject deletion with the use of "Can" or "cannot"
Past tense as optional marking
Topic Prominence
Use of modal auxiliaries
Discourse particles

Some random tree
to soothe your mind
Fill gaps in conversation
What are examples of fillers in Singlish?
What is grammar?
Lexical features in Singapore English
I need to meet a friend in the evening.

How would you hear this in conversation?
"Got" as "have" and "there are"
Similar to Chinese, Japanse
less change is required to translate into Chinese
e.g. Tomorrow, dun need bring camera
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