A linguistic description of spoken Brunei English in the 1990s

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Awarding institution
  • University of Strathclyde
Date of award
  • 1993
Thesis identifier
  • T7819
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  • The thesis discusses the variety of English that is spoken today in Brunei Darussalam and assesses its status as a 'New English'. Using a corpus of spoken data which was recorded and transcribed by the author, the thesis attempts to produce an empirically based linguistic description of the grammatical, lexical and discourse features found in spoken Brunei English and to discuss the ways in which these features differ from the equivalent features in Standard British English. The final part of the study is concerned with the pedagogical and language planning implications of recognizing the existence of a Bruneian variety of English, and with proposing an appropriate English language teaching model for the Bruneian education system.
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Date Created
  • 1993
Former identifier
  • 176002