Bazaar Malay topics
Khin Khin Aye |
Swinburne University of Technology, Kuching, Malaysia
Bazaar Malay is a Malay-lexified pidgin with a Chinese substratum spoken in the marketplace of Singapore (and elsewhere in Southeast Asia). Although it is no longer a lingua franca in Singapore today, it is nevertheless still spoken by older Singaporeans. Like Chinese and Malay, Bazaar Malay is a topic-prominent language. We document three types of the Bazaar Malay topic construction and show that they are identical to the topic structures found in Chinese. The degree of convergence in the topic construction between Chinese and Bazaar Malay, and between Chinese and Singapore English, supports the systemic view of substratum transfer.
Cited by 1 other publications
SCHRÖTER, VERENA & BERND KORTMANN
. Pronoun deletion in Hong Kong English and Colloquial Singaporean English
. World Englishes
pp. 221 ff.
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 22 february 2024. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers.
Any errors therein should be reported to them.