List of John Benjamins publications for which Lubna Alsagoff plays a role.
Chapter 8. The development of English in Singapore: Language policy and planning in nation building. English in Southeast Asia: Features, policy and language in use, Low, Ee-Ling and Azirah Hashim (eds.), pp. 137–1542012.
Drawing on seminal works in the literature (e.g. Foley et al. 1998; Gupta 1994; Platt & Weber 1980), this chapter presents a historical account of the sociolinguistic landscape of Singapore from the time of post-British colonial rule to the present day. It examines how English use in Singapore has… read more | Chapter
Why You Talk Like That? The Pragmatics of a Why Construction in Singapore English. English World-Wide 19:2, pp. 247–2601998.
In this paper, we examine one wh-construction in Singapore English, which signals a demand for justification, and show that there is a systematic correlation between its structural and pragmatic properties. We suggest that this wh-construction is based on the imperative, and inherits the structural… read more | Article