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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)

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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.

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