Lisa Lim

List of John Benjamins publications for which Lisa Lim plays a role.

Journal

Titles

The Politics of English: South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific

Edited by Lionel Wee, Robbie B.H. Goh and Lisa Lim

[Studies in World Language Problems, 4] 2013. ix, 322 pp.
Subjects English linguistics | Language policy | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

The Typology of Asian Englishes

Edited by Lisa Lim and Nikolas Gisborne

[Benjamins Current Topics, 33] 2011. vii, 120 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | English linguistics | Historical linguistics | Syntax | Typology

The Typology of Asian Englishes

Edited by Lisa Lim and Nikolas Gisborne

Special issue of English World-Wide 30:2 (2009) 124 pp.
Subjects Germanic linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects Applied linguistics | Language acquisition

Deconstructing Creole

Edited by Umberto Ansaldo, Stephen Matthews and Lisa Lim

[Typological Studies in Language, 73] 2007. xii, 292 pp.
Subjects Creole studies | Typology
Subjects English linguistics | Germanic linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Articles

Lim, Lisa and Umberto Ansaldo 2021 Foundings and futures: How to live like a Peranakan in the post-digital ecologyVariation Rolls the Dice: A worldwide collage in honour of Salikoko S. Mufwene, Aboh, Enoch O. and Cécile B. Vigouroux (eds.), pp. 243–267 | Chapter
This chapter contemplates the positioning of the Peranakans (also known as Straits-born Chinese or Babas) – descendants of southern Chinese seafaring traders to the Malay archipelago who married local women, and settled in the region – across different eras and ecologies. We provide a critical… read more
This paper discusses issues in endangerment and postvernacularity in the context of Asia, a region with complex dynamics in multilingual ecologies that also includes the presence – dominance – of English, a language that entered the ecologies through colonisation. I use as illustration two minority… read more
Lim, Lisa 2014 Yesterday’s founder population, today’s Englishes: The role of the Peranakans in the (continuing) evolution of Singapore EnglishThe Evolution of Englishes: The Dynamic Model and beyond, Buschfeld, Sarah, Thomas Hoffmann, Magnus Huber and Alexander Kautzsch (eds.), pp. 401–419 | Article
This paper highlights a less well known player in the contact dynamics involved in the evolution of Singapore English (SgE): the Peranakans – descendants of 18th / 19th-century southern Chinese traders in Malaya and local women, who became a prestigious minority group. As multilingual, early… read more
Lim, Lisa 2013 Yamuna KachruEnglish World-Wide 34:3, pp. 387–389 | Article
The politics of English is inseparable from the politics of other languages in multicultural, multilingual (South and Southeast) Asia; in few other places is this more painfully felt than Sri Lanka, where ethnolinguistic issues have embroiled the country in civil war for a quarter of a century. A… read more
Wee, Lionel, Lisa Lim and Robbie B.H. Goh 2013 16. ConclusionThe Politics of English: South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Asia Pacific, Wee, Lionel, Robbie B.H. Goh and Lisa Lim (eds.), pp. 303–316 | Article
Lim, Lisa 2011 Revisiting English prosody: (Some) New Englishes as tone languages?The Typology of Asian Englishes, Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne (eds.), pp. 97–118 | Chapter
Lim, Lisa 2011 Tone in Singlish: Substrate features from Sinitic and MalayCreoles, their Substrates, and Language Typology, Lefebvre, Claire (ed.), pp. 271–287 | Article
This paper focuses on aspects of tone in Singlish, the (mesolectal/basilectal) variety of English spoken in Singapore, which take up the claim of tone being a marked feature in contact varieties. While the source of tonal properties may well be the dominant Sinitic substrates, the actual… read more
Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne 2011 The typology of Asian Englishes: Setting the agendaThe Typology of Asian Englishes, Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne (eds.), pp. 1–10 | Chapter
Lim, Lisa 2009 Revisiting English prosody: (Some) New Englishes as tone languages?The Typology of Asian Englishes, Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne (eds.), pp. 218–239 | Article
Many New Englishes are spoken in what can often be considered multilingual contexts in which typologically diverse languages come into contact. In several Asian contexts, one typological feature that is prominent in the multilingual contact situation (the “ecology”) is tone. Given that tone is… read more
Englishes like Singapore English (SingE) are oft-used examples of “Outer Circle” or “Asian” Englishes – categories intended as sociohistorical or regional groupings, but which cannot suggest shared linguistic properties. To discuss structural similarities or differences between Englishes in an… read more
This paper considers the real mother tongues of Singapore, namely the Chinese ‘dialects’ and Singlish, the linguistic varieties which, respectively, arrived with the original immigrants to the rapidly developing British colony, and evolved in the dynamic multilingual ecology over the decades.… read more
Lim, Lisa and Ee-Ling Low 2009 IntroductionMultilingual, Globalizing Asia: Implications for policy and education, Lim, Lisa and Ee-Ling Low (eds.), pp. 1–4 | Article
Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne 2009 The typology of Asian Englishes: Setting the agendaThe Typology of Asian Englishes, Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne (eds.), pp. 123–132 | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto, Lisa Lim and Salikoko S. Mufwene 2007 The sociolinguistic history of the Peranakans: What it tells us about 'creolization'Deconstructing Creole, Ansaldo, Umberto, Stephen Matthews and Lisa Lim (eds.), pp. 203–226 | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto and Lisa Lim 2004 Phonetic absence as syntactic prominence: Grammaticalization in isolating tonal languagesUp and down the Cline – The Nature of Grammaticalization, Fischer, Olga, Muriel Norde and Harry Perridon (eds.), pp. 345–362 | Article
Lim, Lisa 2004 2. Souding SingaporeanSingapore English: A grammatical description, Lim, Lisa (ed.), pp. 19 ff. | Chapter
In contemplating multilingualism and mobility in the 21st century, several dimensions warrant attention in the emerging field of migration linguistics. First is the move beyond migration to thinking about mobilities, in particular, the new mobilities paradigm in the social sciences which views… read more