English in Southeast Asia: features, policy and language in use

Hashim, A. (2012) English in Southeast Asia: features, policy and language in use. In: English in Southeast Asia: features, policy and language in use. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ISBN 9027249024

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Abstract

This volume provides a first systematic, comprehensive account of English in Southeast Asia (SEA) based on current research by leading scholars in the field. The volume first provides a systematic account of the linguistic features across all sub-varieties found within each country. It also has a section dedicated to the historical context and language planning policies to provide a background to understanding the development of the linguistic features covered in Part I and, finally, the vibrancy of the sociolinguistic and pragmatic realities that govern actual language in use in a wide variety of domains such as the law, education, popular culture, electronic media and actual pragmatic encounters are also given due coverage. This volume also includes an extensive bibliography of works on English in SEA, thus providing a useful and valuable resource for language researchers, linguists, classroom educators, policy makers and anyone interested in the topic of English in SEA or World Englishes as a whole.

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Additional Information: Azirah Hashim is a Professor in the English Language Department, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and currently Dean of the Humanities and Ethics Research Cluster, University of Malaya. Prior to that, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at the same university. Her research interests include English in Malaysia and in the Region, Language and the Law, and Academic and Professional Discourse. She is on the executive committee of the Asia Pacific Languages for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication Association as well as the executive committee of the International Association of Forensic Linguists. Azirah is a Fellow and Alumni of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. She is currently heading the CLMV programme at the university and is coordinator of the Asia-Africa University Development Network.
Uncontrolled Keywords: English in Southeast Asia, Genre Analysis, Malaysian Arbitrations, Malaysian English, Features of Malaysian English, Work on English, English in Advertising, English in Media, Malaysian English vocabulary, Language and literature, World English and miscommunication, Varieties of English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Ms Saidatul Azura Radzi
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 00:24
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 00:24
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8573

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