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6% of the Indian Singaporean population spoke Tamil at home as their primary language – a significant decrease from the 60% reported in 1957. 2% spoke other Indian languages such as Malayalam, Hindi and Punjabi in 2010. 3 and confirmed in a series of studies (Gupta & Siew, 1995; Saravanan, 1995, 1999; Schiffman, 1998, 2002). David et al. (2009) attributed this shift to two main causes: (1) the notion that a good command of English is tied to economic success and academic accomplishments; and (2) the Tamil variety spoken at home is significantly different from the variety traditionally taught in school, as a result of which students could not make an association between them.
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