dc.contributor.authorNg, Trina Jia Ying
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-29T02:32:49Z
dc.date.available2015-04-29T02:32:49Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/62781
dc.description.abstractThis study explores language accommodation in the case study of Filipino immigrant workers in the food & beverage industry of Singapore. Thirteen Filipino immigrants were observed for their interactions at their workplaces, followed by interviews for eight of them. The data revealed linguistic convergence of varying levels to Singapore Colloquial English (SCE), as hypothesized. Particular features of SCE including already, one and SCE particles were observed. However, further analysis showed also non-linguistic, behavioural accommodation to the norms and rules of the participants’ workplaces, the customer service role and the Singapore community at large. Regardless of type, the convergence shown was attributed to desires to avoid conflict, to build solidarity, to facilitate communication, and to accommodate workplace pressures and norms.en_US
dc.format.extent182 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::Linguistics::Sociolinguistics::Language acquisitionen_US
dc.titleAccommodation by immigrants : the role of situational language normsen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)
dc.contributor.supervisorAlexander Robertson Coupeen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US


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