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By Dominik Lorenz

Seminar paper from the 12 months 2006 within the topic American experiences - Linguistics, grade: 2, college of Freiburg, path: Proseminar I, 12 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: Ho and Platt (1993:1) argue that Singaporean English is a very interesting
indigenized, or nativized, speech kind since it is so time-honored and fills so many
functions. i will ascertain Ho and Platt’s assertion, for the reason that i used to be in Singapore in 2004. It used to be not
difficult to note Singapore English as a speech style. This sparked my curiosity in
participating within the proseminar ‘English in Singapore’ and hence in gaining knowledge of into a
certain grammatical phenomenon in Singapore English, specifically the passive voice.
In this time period paper, a quick research of the 2 passive constructions particular to Colloquial
Singapore English (the so-called kena passive and the provide passive) might be awarded. Further
on, we the get passive may be tested. we are going to convey that provide- and kena-constructions are
derived from the languages of chinese language and Malay, respectively. the larger a part of this paper
will be to check the final frequencies thereof. Which of the 2 passive constructions
will be nearer in constitution to the normal shape? a private research may also help us to respond to this
question, continually with the hidden wish to ultimately get a hold of an inexpensive conclusion
towards the top of the paper. we are going to most likely have a winner of the competing substrate form
and we are going to expectantly discover which passive development is the most efficient one in
Singapore English.
Moreover, we wish to examine the frequency of the kena-passive with the getpassive’s
frequency in a corpus-based research. Admittedly, the corpus-based learn will be
relatively restrictive and never rather huge in dimension. moreover, the give-passive should be ignored
due to its rarity.
Further on, we wish to evaluate passive voice in Singapore with the passive in
Standard English. to control this, after having awarded the advance of Singapore, its
multilingualism and English as its commonest language, we'll outline a few simple terms,
which may be utilized in this time period paper. After that, we are going to clarify the corpus and the
methodology used. after all, we'll sum up the findings and we are going to talk about my very own study.
Perhaps, there are percentages the right way to do it greater subsequent time or there are different issues that could
be done.

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