AAC in Singapore: Blending Culture, Language, and Technology to Serve Our Island's People Singapore, located off the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia, is a country endowed with a climate that offers sunny days all year long. The country is a unique combination of East and West, where Asian culture and heritage blends with modernity and sophistication. Singapore is a tapestry of cultures ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2003
AAC in Singapore: Blending Culture, Language, and Technology to Serve Our Island's People
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  • Sarah Yong
    Tan Tock Seng Hospital Rehabilitation Center, Singapore
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Article   |   August 01, 2003
AAC in Singapore: Blending Culture, Language, and Technology to Serve Our Island's People
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2003, Vol. 12, 11-14. doi:10.1044/aac12.3.11
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, August 2003, Vol. 12, 11-14. doi:10.1044/aac12.3.11
Singapore, located off the southern tip of peninsular Malaysia, is a country endowed with a climate that offers sunny days all year long. The country is a unique combination of East and West, where Asian culture and heritage blends with modernity and sophistication.
Singapore is a tapestry of cultures and languages. Its population of close to four million is comprised of 77% Chinese, 14% Malay, 8% Indians, and 1% Eurasians and people of other descents. The five national or official languages are Bengali, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil, and English. English is the language used for trade and international relations and is used in Singapore’s educational curriculum. However, it is estimated that close to 20 languages are spoken in Singapore.
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