Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
The Pulse of a Malaysian University: Ethno- and Sociolinguistic Issues and the TESOL Dimension

The Pulse of a Malaysian University: Ethno- and Sociolinguistic Issues and the TESOL Dimension (Hardback)

To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


The Pulse of a Malaysian University discloses the research agendas of language scholars at a Southeast-Asian university, allowing western readers to gain deeper knowledge of an Asian perspective on language issues. In Part A, five authors address diverse ethnolinguistic/sociolinguistic issues such as the Minangkabau Pasambahan, media response to terrorism, negotiation discourse, bilingualism, and status of foreign languages. In Part B, four writers focus on the teaching of English in Malaysia with emphasis on grammar, reading, writing, and literature. Altogether, these essays feature important cultural and linguistic data revealing the range of insight and knowledge that Malaysian/Indonesian professionals possess on such issues.

The Editors: Rodolfo Jacobson obtained degrees from the University of Panama and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He held professorial appointments at Cortland's State University of New York College and at The University of Texas at San Antonio from which he retired in 1986 with the rank of Emeritus. He was Visiting Professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia. Swee Heng Chan is Professor in the Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her main research interests are in the areas of writing, discourse analysis, and language testing. She has published widely contributing to journals, books, book chapters, stories, modules, and other short articles. Abdullah Ain Nadzimah teaches a variety of undergraduate- and post-graduate-level linguistics courses in the Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her research interest is primarily in language planning and policy, but she has also worked on bilingualism and the issue of language choice.

More books by Rodolfo Jacobson

More books by Swee Heng Chan

More books by Abdullah Ain Nadzimah

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Representations of the World in...
Karen Risager
Representations of the World in...
Karen Risager
Language Teacher Psychology
Sarah Mercer; Achilleas Kostoulas
Expanding Individual Difference...
Laura Gurzynski-Weiss

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
The Mexican--US Border: Where the Imagination Flourishes…

Tim Baker reflects on the literary impact of the Mexican-US border and lists some of his favourite novels set in this notorious region.

Johann Hari Takes Issue with the Concept of Self-Help

Johann Hari explains why, in order to feel better, we must stop being 'you', in favour of being 'us', being 'we', becoming part of the group.

Jealousy, Rivalry, Insecurity, Frustration... Non Pratt Explores the World of Female Teenage Friendships

Non explores friendship in YA novels and especially those that depict the imperfect middle ground.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd