The Languages of East and Southeast Asia: An Introduction
Cliff Goddard is Professor in Linguistics at the University of New England, NSW, Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His research interests are in the areas of language description, lexical and grammatical semantics, and the intersection between language, meaning,and culture. His books include Semantic Analysis (1998), and Meaning and Universal Grammar (co-edited with Anna Wierzbicka, 2002). His numerous scholarly articles include descriptive studies of lexical, grammatical and discourse aspects of Malay, English, and Yankunytjatjara. He is the editor of twoforthcoming edited collections of work on Ethnopragmatics and Crosslinguistic Semantics.
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It is totally false saying that "Indians" and "Malay" are minorities in Singapore. Just go outside and you can check that their communities are very important and they are numerous!