As I started to do more research on Singlish, I came across several articles that mention how the Singaporean government launched a campaign that promoted the practice of “proper” English (the campaign is called Speak Good English Movement). I was shocked to hear about this, because I always thought that the use of this dialect made Singapore unique. Young says on pg. 65 “We should, for instance, teach how language functions within and from various cultural perspectives”. I completely agree with this statement because I find it so important for this local language to keep existing. As long as Singlish remains alive, it gives Singaporeans an identity and makes them different from the ordinary person who speaks standard English.
Blog/article I decided to base my post on: http://meridian103.com/issue-7/made-in-singapore/singlish-broken-english/
Articles on attack on Singlish:
Speak Good English Movement: