What role does English play in the language ideology of multilingual Singapore? How did the sociolinguistic history of early Identities in Singapore affect the current language policy of the nation state? Should Singlish be abolished completely in favour of a standard form of English in the face of globalization?

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Back to 1984

Back to 1984

When George Orwell wrote 1984 in 1949, I believe he didn’t expect his story will “come true” 64 years later in 2013 with Snowden Edward as Smith Winston. Beale, Lewis gave a special report on CNN titled “We’re living ‘1984’ today” and highlighted some of the similarities in the Orwell’s story vs the life now in 2013.