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English in Malaysia [electronic resource] :Postcolonial and Beyond.

By: Rahim, Hajar Abdul.
Contributor(s): Manan, Shakila Abdul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Bern : Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2014Description: 1 online resource (301 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783035106961; 3035106967.Subject(s): English language -- Malaysia -- History | Malaysia -- Language | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 427/.9595 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The main thrust of this edited book is the development of Malaysian English (ME) as a new variety of English from the 1950s to the first decade of the 21st century. The book comprises nine chapters on different aspects of the variety based on original research. The journey ME has taken as a postcolonial variety is discussed in terms of its linguistic development within the current frameworks of World Englishes (WE), particularly with regard to the evolution of new Englishes. Thus, the book discusses a range of ME linguistic and development issues such as lexis, phonology, modality, discoursal.
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The main thrust of this edited book is the development of Malaysian English (ME) as a new variety of English from the 1950s to the first decade of the 21st century. The book comprises nine chapters on different aspects of the variety based on original research. The journey ME has taken as a postcolonial variety is discussed in terms of its linguistic development within the current frameworks of World Englishes (WE), particularly with regard to the evolution of new Englishes. Thus, the book discusses a range of ME linguistic and development issues such as lexis, phonology, modality, discoursal.

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