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Author Low, Ee-Ling
Title English in Southeast Asia : Features, Policy and Language in Use
Imprint Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012
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Series Varieties of English Around the World
Varieties of English Around the World
Note English in Southeast Asia -- Editorial page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- chapter 1: Theoretical issues -- part I: Features -- chapter 2: Singapore English -- chapter 3: Malaysian English -- chapter 4: Brunei English -- chapter 5: Philippine English -- chapter 6: Thai English -- chapter 7: Hong Kong English -- part II: Policy (Historical context & languageplanning) -- chapter 8: The development of English in Singapore -- chapter 9: Pragmatics of maintaining English in Malaysia's education system -- chapter 10: Language planning in its historical context in Brunei Darussalam -- chapter 11: Diffusion and directions -- chapter 12: The effect of policy on English language teaching at secondary schools in Thailand -- chapter 13: Language policy and planning in Hong Kong -- part III: Language in use -- chapter 14: English in Southeast Asian law -- chapter 15: The view from below -- chapter 16: Curriculum and world Englishes -- chapter 17: English in Southeast Asian pop culture -- chapter 18: Language use in the construction of interpersonal relationships -- chapter 19: Transfers of politeness strategies -- part IV: Bibliography -- chapter 20: Works on English in Southeast Asia -- Author index -- Subject index
This chapter attempts to investigate linguistic politeness in Malay and Malaysian English (henceforth MalE) and has three primary objectives. Firstly, it aims to compare the two systems of politeness through the use of politeness markers in Malay and MalE. Secondly, it sets out to identify the levels of directness and typical politeness markers that are common when Face Threatening Acts (henceforth FTAs) are performed in the two languages amongst educated Malay bilingual speakers in Malaysia. It is hoped that this study will afford a clearer picture of the linguistic permutations of the transfers of directness levels in multilingual Malaysia. Thirdly, the chapter will compare the data obtained for Malay and MalE with that of House and Kasper's (1981) for British English (henceforth BrE) as the parameters of this chapter have been extensively modelled on those of House and Kasper
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Low, Ee-Ling English in Southeast Asia : Features, Policy and Language in Use Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company,c2012 9789027249029
Subject Intellect.;Mental efficiency
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Alt Author Hashim, Azirah
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