Investigating Standard English

In a globalized world, English is regarded as the means for facilitating, among others, international communication and access to higher education. Central to the language is the notion of ‘standard English’ and the main varieties of spoken and written English associated with it. With a plethora of varieties of English (such as U.S. English, U.K. English and Singaporean English), we need a clearer understanding of standard English. This module aims to engage students actively in the investigation of what standard English entails; it offers a systematic understanding of the linguistic and political issues surrounding the notion of standard English.

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