Issues in Malay Language Planning Heart Truths

It is only possible to elucidate, explain and offer new perspectives on a language planning activity if planners and policy-makers have a reasonable understanding of the main issues and concerns of the language community for whom the ...


Author: Mohamed Aidil Subhan

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781543757439

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 302

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In this latest book, Mohamed Aidil Subhan rallies together young practitioners and researchers of the Malay Language who were born post-independence Singapore. This is the first ever collection of research on issues affecting Malay Language planning that is written by Malay Language educators themselves, thus the title “Heart Truths”. This collection of writings will give a different perspective of the issues based on sound theoretical framework. Subsequently, the editor has reserved a portion, albeit small, of the book for contributors to give their perspective of what the future holds and what can be done to ensure the continued survival of the language post SG100. Therefore, this book is not only meant to be read today looking back at what has transpired, but is also meant for future readers especially in 2065 when they look back and research on Malay Language planning from SG50 to SG100. This book will be a documentation of firsts, detailing not only about the past, but also of our wishes for the future. The contributing writers may not be able to see their contribution bear fruit but their writings and wishes will be judged by those who will be reading this book in 2065.

Language Policy Challenges in Multi Ethnic Malaysia

Set in Malaysia, this book encompasses language and cultural policy challenges that many other multi-ethnic nations currently have to address.


Author: Saran Kaur Gill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400779662

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Set in Malaysia, this book encompasses language and cultural policy challenges that many other multi-ethnic nations currently have to address. The people of Malaysia constitute a diverse ethnic, linguistic and cultural population and one of the continuing challenges is the development and establishment of the Malaysian people’s ethnic, national and global cultural identities. This challenge is evident in the journey of language and cultural policy from the post-independence period to the 21st century; a period of over 50 years. The book highlights political, socio-cultural, economic and knowledge economy factors as they impact on decisions made by the government with regard to language policy in the various educational systems. It examines decisions made on the selection of the national language, the medium of instruction in educational systems, the varying changes in language policy for the field of science and technology and the maintenance and sustenance of minority languages.

Language Planning and Education in Australasia and the South Pacific

Particular stress is given to those that are related to the use of the Malaysian national language , including the problems of instituting a language planning program and spreading the use of Malay . Asmah brings 10 essays together in ...


Author: Richard B. Baldauf

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853590479

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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Includes papers on Aboriginal language planning, Aboriginal bilingual education and language and education in the Torres Strait separately annotated.

Language Planning for Medium of Instruction in Asia

... the education system and language policy in order to address the racial issues (Abdullah, 2005; Sato, 2007). ... It also provided the catalyst to speed up the implementation of Bahasa Malaysia as the medium of instruction, ...


Author: M. Obaidul Hamid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317699859

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This volume investigates the policy and practice of medium of instruction at different levels of education in Asian polities including Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Maldives, Nepal, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. The chapters provide an informed understanding of the context, process, actors, goals and outcomes of medium of instruction policies from a language policy and planning perspective. The volume has an emphasis on the exploration of medium of instruction in action which brings into focus the perspectives of micro policy enactors including teachers, students, and parents in the local context, generating crucial empirical insights. This critical analysis of the goals, outcomes and experiences of this trend in global language-in-education will be of interest to language and education students, researchers, practicing teachers, executives in academia and language studies and to education policymaking authorities in Asia and other parts of the world. The volume updates existing research on medium of instruction and takes the field forward in a fast-changing world as English medium instruction policies are globalised. This book was originally published as a special issue of Current Issues in Language Planning.

Language Nation and Development in Southeast Asia

Papers from a workshop on Language, Nation and Development in Southeast Asia held in Singapore, 2003.


Author: Lee Hock Guan

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812304827

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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Papers from a workshop on Language, Nation and Development in Southeast Asia held in Singapore, 2003.

Language Planning from Practice to Theory

One might also note that while the main focus of this hypothetical planning problem is English , perhaps as part of the ... The political boundary splits Ecology 3 , that is , Bahasa Malaysia is a jointly shared and planned language ...


Author: Robert B. Kaplan

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853593710

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 403

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Language Planning from Practice to Theory examines and reviews the field of language policy and planning. In the first section of the book language policy and planning definitions, current practices, goals and ways of thinking are discussed as a foundation for understanding current practice in the discipline. The central elements of language policy and planning practice are then described from two perspectives. In the second section, the methodology for collecting language planning data is outlined and the key cross-societal issues of language-in-education planning, literacy and economics in language planning are discussed. In the third section, case studies related to language and power, bilingualism and status and specific purpose issues in language planning are covered. The final two chapters draw together the critical issues and problems which have arisen from current practice and which must be considered in building a theory of the discipline. A reference appendix to language planning in national situations is included. The book provides the only up-to-date overview and review of the field of language policy and planning and challenges language planners to think more critically about their discipline. Since language will be planned, there is a need to consider how it will be done.

Language Choice in Postcolonial Law

Lessons from Malaysia's Bilingual Legal System Richard Powell ... In N. Gottlieb & P. Chen (Eds.), Language planning and language policy: East Asian perspectives (pp. ... Language Problems and Language Planning, 29(2), 109–133.


Author: Richard Powell

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811511738

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

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This book discusses multilingual postcolonial common law, focusing on Malaysia’s efforts to shift the language of law from English to Malay, and weighing the pros and cons of planned language shift as a solution to language-based disadvantage before the law in jurisdictions where the majority of citizens lack proficiency in the traditional legal medium. Through analysis of legislation and policy documents, interviews with lawyers, law students and law lecturers, and observations of court proceedings and law lectures, the book reflects on what is entailed in changing the language of the law. It reviews the implications of societal bilingualism for postcolonial justice systems, and raises an important question for language planners to consider: if the language of the law is changed, what else about the law changes?

Language and Language in Education Planning in the Pacific Basin

This work examines and reviews the ecological context of language planning in 14 countries in the Pacific basin: Japan, the two Koreas, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, ...


Author: R.B. Kaplan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401701457

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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This work examines and reviews the ecological context of language planning in 14 countries in the Pacific basin: Japan, the two Koreas, Taiwan, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. It provides the only up-to-date overview and review of language policy in the region and challenges those interested in language policy and planning to think about how such goals might be achieved in the context of language ecology.

Issues on Skills and Competencies in Education Penerbit USM

REFERENCES Abdullah Hassan. (1987). 30 Years of Planning the Malay Language (in Malay). Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. ______. (1994). Language Planning in Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan BahasadanPustaka. ______. (2004).


Author: Munir Shuib et al

Publisher: Penerbit USM

ISBN: 9789838617574

Category: Electronic books

Page: 209

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In order to sustain quality in education, students' and teachers' skills and competencies must be continuously enhanced. We cannot be complacent with the skills and competencies that we currently possess. Not only must we seek to enhance them, we must also learn to use them in new situations. We may even need new skills and competencies to keep up with new developments, technologies and challenges. This book is a compilation of selected papers presented at the National Conference of Skills and Competencies in Education 2008. Generally these papers may be divided into two groups: English language skills and competencies and instructional strategies in developing students' skills and competencies. The book features in-depth discourses by various academic members on issues, challenges and new trends pertaining to skills and competencies learnt, gained and taught in today's education. It is hoped that the publication of this book will boost interest and promote further studies among educators and researchers in the development of skills and competencies in education. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia

Language Planning in the Asia Pacific

This volume covers the language situation in Hong Kong, Timor-Leste and Sri Lanka explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation, including language-in-education planning, the ...


Author: Robert B. Kaplan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317981800

Category: Education

Page: 258

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This volume covers the language situation in Hong Kong, Timor-Leste and Sri Lanka explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation, including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion and the roles of non-indigenous languages. Two of the authors are indigenous to the situations described while the other has undertaken extensive field work and consulting there. The three monographs contained in this volume draw together the literature on each of the polities to present an overview of the research available about each of them, while providing new research-based information. The purpose of the volume is to provide an up-to-date overview of the language situation in each polity based on a series of key questions in the hope that this might facilitate the development of a richer theory to guide language policy and planning in other polities where similar issues may arise. This book was published as special issues of Current Issues in Language Planning.

Studies in Nigerian Linguistics

Wardhaugh (2006) sees status planning as that kind of language planning that change the function of a language or a ... To solve the problems emanating from multi ethnicity, Malaysia has been involved in deliberate language planning ...


Author: Ndimele, Ozo-mekuri

Publisher: M & J Grand Orbit Communications

ISBN: 9789785416466

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 498

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Studies in Nigerian Linguistics is a compilation of research papers on topical issues in Nigerian languages and linguistics covering three main areas of research, viz.: Language and Society, Applied Linguistics and Formal Linguistics. The papers in this volume are sectioned as such, even though there are bits of overlapping, especially for some of the papers contained in the first and second sections. The first fifteen (15) papers focus on the major theme of Language and Society in Nigeria. Many of the papers in this section address some peculiar sociolinguistic issues that affect the nation, including the nagging and lingering problem regarding the “language question” for the Nigerian nation even after five decades of the attainment of “Political Independence”, language and national development and language varieties. Section 2 contains papers in Applied Linguistics in its narrow and extended senses. There are papers on language teaching and learning, interference and intraference phenomena, language engineering (with focus on codification), communication disorders, and much more. The third section contains sixteen (16) papers in the core areas of linguistics, including phonology, morphology and syntax of Nigerian languages. Some of the papers address aspects of the phonological and morphosyntactic processes of deletion, affixation, cliticisation, causativisation, complementation, serialisation, agreement, and much more. The phrasal structure and pronominal systems of some languages were also discussed.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modern Asian Educators

Contributions: When young, she explored practical investigations into language situations in and out of Malaysia and theoretically discussed grammar and language planning. Her main concerns were related to (1) description of Aslian ...


Author: Shin'ichi Suzuki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317391135

Category: Education

Page: 436

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This handbook is a unique and major resource on modern educators of Asia and their contribution to Asian educational development through the 19th and 20th centuries when modernization started in Asia. In one comprehensive volume, this handbook covers a selection of modern educators from East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia – and their contributions to the development of modern education, practically and theoretically. The diversity of cultures and religion as well as the multilinguistic and ethnic context have made Asian modernization unique and complex. Educational modernization in Asia reflected this historical context in many ways and resulted in the diverse forms of learning, teaching, institutions, and administration. Modern Asian educators compiled in this handbook represent various fields of Asian society: not only educational but cultural and social fields like academia, politics, economics, religion, literature, theatre, fine arts, and civic genres including the media. Through this Handbook, readers may discover the individual modern educators, male and female, and their contributions to Asian educational modernization. All of them were committed to the cause of education for children, youth, adults and in particular women. In addition, this volume has an extraordinarily rich subject index which can be an excellent guide and introduction to information touching divergent dynamics of educational developments in modern Asia. This insightful volume is perfect for students and researchers working on history of education, comparative education and educational development, particularly for those interested in Asian contexts.

Handbook of Language and Communication Diversity and Change

the official languages, Malay and Tamil playing reduced roles and functions in Singapore. ... who has been one of the early academics writing on language planning issues in Malaysia; other writers include Gill (2002) and Hassan (2004).


Author: Marlis Hellinger

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110198539

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 806

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In line with the overall perspective of the Handbook series, the focus of Vol.9 is on language-related problems arising in the context of linguistic diversity and change, and the contributions Applied Linguistics can offer for solutions. Part I, “Language minorities and inequality,” presents situations of language contact and linguistic diversity as world-wide phenomena. The focus is on indigenous and immigrant linguistic minorities, their (lack of) access to linguistic rights through language policies and the impact on their linguistic future .Part II “Language planning and language change,” focuses on the impact of colonialism, imperialism, globalisation and economics as factors that language policies and planning measures must account for in responding to problems deriving from language contact and linguistic diversity. Part III, “Language variation and change in institutional contexts,” examines language-related problems in selected institutional areas of communication (education, the law, religion, science, the Internet) which will often derive from socioeconomic, cultural and other non-linguistic asymmetries. Part IV, “The discourse of linguistic diversity and language change,” analyses linguistic diversity, language change and language reform as issues of public debates which are informed by different ideological positions, values and attitudes (e.g. with reference to sexism, racism, and political correctness).The volume also contains extensive reference sections and index material.

Language Planning in Southeast Asia

... discuss the principles behind the four sensitive issues of Malay language policy , special rights of the Malay ethnic group , citizenship policy towards nonMalays , and the special roles of sultans . The Second Malaysia Plan of 1971 ...




ISBN: UOM:39015034235724

Category: Language planning

Page: 396

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English Language Education Policy in Asia

This paper outlined the key problems in language planning and language policy for Malaysia as the competing roles of the national language, the international language and the minority languages. Language has always been a contentious ...


Author: Robert Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319224640

Category: Education

Page: 388

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This volume offers comprehensive 'state-of-the-art' overviews of educational policies concerning the teaching of English in a large number of Asian countries. Each contribution is written by a leading expert and gives a clear assessment of current policies and future trends. Starting with a description of the English education policies in the respective countries, the contributors then delve into the 'nuts and bolts' of the English education policies and how they play out in practice in the education system, in schools, in the curriculum, and in teaching. Topics covered include the balance between the acquisition of English and the national language, political, cultural, economic and technical factors that strengthen or weaken the learning of English.

Current Multilingualism

Malaysia's language policy is defined through restrictiveness on the one side but also contains supportive elements. ... Consequently, in most cases, only the official languages are used as the languages of instruction and literacy in ...


Author: David Singleton

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781614512813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

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This volume approaches contemporary multilingualism as a new linguistic dispensation, in urgent need of research-led, reflective scrutiny. The book addresses the emergent global and local patterns of multingual use and acquisition across the world and explores the major trends that characterize today's multilingualism. It is divided into three parts on the basis of the broad themes: education (including multilingual learning in its general, theoretical aspects), sociolinguistic dimensions and language policy. The book's fifteen chapters, written by renowned international experts, discuss a range of issues relating to the quintessential and unique properties of multilingual situations– issues relevant to the challenges faced in different ways by researcher and practitioners alike. All the contributions share a focus on currently operative patterns of interaction between contexts, events and processes.

Education and Globalization in Southeast Asia

The discourse around language planning focused much less on what rights people had to speak or use their own languages. For the government, the important issue facing the nation at the time of independence was its economic survival.


Author: Lee Hock Guan

Publisher: Flipside Digital Content Company Inc.

ISBN: 9789814762922

Category: Social Science


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Prior to the era of globalization, education in Southeast Asia was viewed in the context of the national state and it was deployed in the service of state and nation-building and national economic development. States monopolized education, and public-funded centralized education systems were established to teach literacy, transmit national cultures and promote social cohesion, and to produce literate workers. Globalization forces, however, dramatically impacted in varying ways and degrees the national education systems across the region. As states begun to see their citizens as resources to enhance the countries' competitiveness in the global market, it, among other things, led to the increasing demand for highly skilled and qualified human capital. The accompanying neoliberal ideology led to varying degrees of decentralization, privatization and internationalization of education, especially of higher education, in Southeast Asia. The chapters in this volume focus on a number of issues and challenges confronting the education sector in Southeast Asia, including: (i) the contrasting language in education policy in Singapore and Malaysia; (ii) the introduction of an English-medium private education sector in Malaysia; (iii) the internationalization of Thai higher education; (iv) access and quality issues in the massification of Malaysian higher education; (v) secondary school quality and higher education participation in Indonesia; (vi) equity, access and retention in primary school education in Malaysia; and (vii) reforms in the primary and secondary education in Myanmar.

Language Conflict and Language Planning

Lars S. Vikor Up to and including 1972, spelling was one of the “hot issues” in the language planning of Indonesia and Malaysia. The largely common standard language of the two countries, Malay, had had its orthography codified in two ...


Author: Ernst H. Jahr

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110886580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.