English in Malaysia: Postcolonial and Beyond by Hajar Abdul RahimEnglish in Malaysia: Postcolonial and Beyond by Hajar Abdul Rahim

English in Malaysia: Postcolonial and Beyond

EditorHajar Abdul Rahim, Shakila Abdul Manan

Paperback | May 5, 2014

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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 features, linguistic style and variation based on a variety of spoken, written, formal, informal, literary and non-literary language data. The findings from the studies contribute new knowledge on how ME has developed and also importantly, the realities and prospects of the variety as a dynamic and rich New English.
Hajar Abdul Rahim is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and a principal member of the International Corpus of English (ICE) Malaysia. Shakila Abdul Manan is an Associate Professor of English Language Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Malaysian Studies. The editors are staff members of the English Language Studies Departm...
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Title:English in Malaysia: Postcolonial and BeyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034313411

ISBN - 13:9783034313414

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Contents: Hajar Abdul Rahim/Shakila Abdul Manan: Postcolonial ME: Realities and Prospects – Hajar Abdul Rahim: Malaysian English Lexis: Postcolonial and Beyond – Stefanie Pillai: The Monophthongs and Diphthongs of Malaysian English: An Instrumental Analysis – Alias Abd Ghani: Phonological Variation in the Speech Production of Malaysian Learners of English – Peter Collins: Modal Expressions in Malaysian English – Rita Abdul Rahman Ramakrishna: Discoursal Features of Malaysian English in Malaysian Short Stories – Shakila Abdul Manan: The Linguistics of Creativity: Nativising Malaysian Postcolonial Creative Writings in English – Nurul Farhana Low Abdullah: Malaysian English in Postcolonial Adaptations of Shakespeare in Malaysia – Francisco Perlas Dumanig/Maya Khemlani David: Miscommunication in Filipino-Malaysian Interactions: Intercultural Discourse in English.