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Title: An examination of the use of standard spoken Tamil in Singapore: in the school and media domains and in Tamil classrooms in order to establish SST as an additional resource for the teaching and learning of Tamil
Authors: Seetha Lakshmi (சீதா லட்சுமி)
Saravanan, Vanithamani
Keywords: Language
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Abstract: This study aims to examine the corpus of Standard Spoken Tamil (SST) in the media and school domains in Singapore, in order to establish SST as an additional resource for the teaching and learning of Tamil. The rationale for this study is that it will lead to instructional strategies that seek to redress the disjunction in the pedagogic context where only one monolithic norm, that of Literary Tamil (LT) prevails. The project aims to ascertain the status Tamil speakers and educators ascribe to the variety of Standard Spoken Tamil(SST) in order to establish a base line for an acceptable speech style for educated Standard Spoken Tamil. This will be used for developing teaching materials in speaking skills for Tamil classrooms. The project has two phases and the second phase is a continuation of the phase 1. Hence both phases share the main research questions except for an additional question for phase 2.
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Project number: CRP 6/04 SL
CRP 10/06 SL
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