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Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0172-8865
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9730
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Abstract

In the past, the vowels of Singapore English (SgE) have often been described with reference to British English (BrE). However, certain idiosyncratic patterns are now emerging, and these often cannot be predicted by referring to any other varieties of English. The vowels in words such as egg, beg, poor, pure, won, one and the first syllable of absorb and abroad are investigated from the data of 38 speakers, and it is shown that a new standard of SgE pronunciation is emerging for the great majority of speakers.
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2005-01-01
2019-10-16
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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): English , Singapore English , vowel quality and vowels
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