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Ng, Chin Leong Patrick. 2014. Mother tongue education in Singapore: concerns, issues and controversies. Current Issues in Language Planning 15 (4) : 361–375.
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Language as a subject
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The 1966 Singaporean English-knowing bilingual policy introduction obliged all Chinese students to study English as ‘First Language’ and Chinese language (CL) as ‘Mother Tongue Language’ in Singapore schools. Preserving additive bilingualism is difficult given English' broader political vigor, privilege and social weight and requires CL protection.