English in Southeast Asia

Features, policy and language in use

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| Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
| University of Malaya, Malaysia
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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.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G42]  2012.  xiv, 394 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix–x
Abbreviations
xi–xiv
Introduction
Ee-Ling Low and Azirah Hashim
1–12
Chapter 1. Theoretical issues
Andy Kirkpatrick
13–32
Part I. Features
Chapter 2. Singapore English
Ee-Ling Low
35–54
Chapter 3. Malaysian English
Azirah Hashim and Rachel Siew Kuang Tan
55–74
Chapter 4. Brunei English
James McLellan and Noor Azam Haji-Othman
75–90
Chapter 5. Philippine English
Danilo Dayag
91–100
Chapter 6. Thai English
Wannapa Trakulkasemsuk
101–112
Chapter 7. Hong Kong English
Tony T.N. Hung
113–134
Part II. Policy (Historical context & language planning)
Chapter 8. The development of English in Singapore: Language policy and planning in nation building
Lubna Alsagoff
137–154
Chapter 9. Pragmatics of maintaining English in Malaysia’s education system
Asmah Haji Omar
155–174
Chapter 10. Language planning in its historical context in Brunei Darussalam
Gary M. Jones
175–188
Chapter 11. Diffusion and directions: English language policy in the Philippines
Isabel Pefianco Martin
189–206
Chapter 12. The effect of policy on English language teaching at secondary schools in Thailand
Pornapit Darasawang and Richard Watson Todd
207–220
Chapter 13. Language policy and planning in Hong Kong: The historical context and current realities
Kingsley Bolton
221–238
Part III. Language in use
Chapter 14. English in Southeast Asian law
Richard Powell
241–266
Chapter 15. The view from below: Code-switching and the influence of “substrate” languages in the development of Southeast Asian Englishes
James McLellan
267–288
Chapter 16. Curriculum and world Englishes: Additive language learning as SLA Paradigm
James D'Angelo
289–306
Chapter 17. English in Southeast Asian pop culture
Andrew Moody
307–324
Chapter 18. Language use in the construction of interpersonal relationships: Electronic English in Malaysia
Norizah Hassan, Azirah Hashim and Adriana Sufun Phillip
325–342
Chapter 19. Transfers of politeness strategies: Some preliminary findings
Beng Soon Lim
343–354
Part IV. Bibliography
Chapter 20. Works on English in Southeast Asia
Ee-Ling Low, Azirah Hashim, Ao Ran and Adriana Sufun Phillip
357–382
Author index
383–388
Subject index
389–394
“This volume provides a comprehensive overview of English in Southeast Asia by going beyond a sheer description of its linguistic features, placing these varieties in their historical and language policy context and describing their current use in the social context. By doing this, the editors have produced a volume that provides readers with a robust view of the current use of English in Southeast Asia. They also provide readers with an up-to-date bibliography that allows readers to further develop their understanding of these varieties. This is a must read volume for anyone who wishes to gain a solid overview of the present use of English in Southeast Asia.”
“The importance of this book cannot be overestimated. With contributions from ASEAN scholars as well as scholars of English as a lingua franca in ASEAN, the value of this book lies in the fact that it maintains a good balance in its presentation of not only the features of English in Southeast Asia, but also the language policy for and the use of English in this region of 600 million people. There is no other book on the topic that can match up in terms of either the systematicity and/or comprehensiveness in the coverage of this subject, English in Southeast Asia. This volume will benefit researchers, educators and students both in the knowledge that needs to be gained to carry out further research on English in Southeast Asia and in the approach that can be employed to achieve this purpose.”
“This co-edited book is extremely timely and topical given the extent of the use of English in Southeast Asia (ESEA) as a lingua franca unifying the different ethnic groups in the region. The volume is also exceptional in comprising contributions from a range of newer and more established scholars in the field. Its chapters both showcase the latest research on linguistic features of ESEA varieties, and provide English language policy updates that draw on primary sources. In addition, an entire section is dedicated to language in use in a wide variety of domains including the law, education, popular culture, electronic media and actual pragmatic encounters. The extensive and comprehensive bibliography, meanwhile, provides a rich resource for all who are interested in doing research on ESEA varieties. This book will prove an invaluable resource to language researchers, linguists, classroom educators, policy makers and anyone interested in the topic of English in Southeast Asia.”
“The coverage of topics discussed is impressive, ranging from linguistic features of local Englishes in Southeast Asia through language policies to sociolinguistic investigations of actual language use in various social contexts. The work conducted here is a major step forward with potentially significant implications for future studies on bilingual brains, second language learning, curriculum planning, and national language policies [...] the volume provides an excellent contribution to English in Southeast Asia with research by leading scholars.”
“[...] the book succeeds in its goals fairly well; it provides many insights into the evolving role of Englishes in SEA and addresses the various problems from the grassroots level of everyday interactions and language teaching up to the administration level. The information provided in the volume will be of great use to students, scholars and English teachers interested in WE in the Asian context. Since the book also discusses the outcomes of the language policies of many SEA countries, it may prove to be useful as well for people working on language policy issues.”
“This diverse and well-structured book does much to advance our understanding of English in Southeast Asia.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011038485