Language and National Identity in Asia by Andrew SimpsonLanguage and National Identity in Asia by Andrew Simpson

Language and National Identity in Asia

EditorAndrew Simpson

Paperback | August 30, 2007

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Language and National Identity in Asia is a comprehensive introduction to the role of language in the construction and development of nations and national identities in Asia. Leading scholars from all over the world investigate the role languages have played and now play in the formation of the national and social identity in countries throughout South, East, and Southeast Asia. They consider the relation of the regions' languages to national, ethnic, and culturalidentity, and examine the status of and interactions between majority, official, and minority languages. Illustrated with maps and accessibly written this book will interest all those concerned to understand the dynamics of social change in some of the most important countries in the world. It will appeal to all those studying, researching, or teaching issues in Asian society, language, and politicsfrom a comparative perspective.
Andrew Simpson is professor of linguistics in the Departments of Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures in the University of Southern California. For many years, he has lived, worked and carried out research in various countries in East, Southeast and South Asia, and has published extensively on a wide range of topics relati...
Title:Language and National Identity in AsiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.06 inPublished:August 30, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ContentsList of MapsNotes on Contributors1. Andrew Simpson: Language and National Identity in Asia: A Thematic IntroductionPart I South Asia2. Hanne-Ruth Thompson: Bangladesh3. R. Amritavalli and K. A. Jayaseelan: India4. Rhoderick Chalmers: Nepal and the Eastern Himalayas5. Christopher Shackle: Pakistan6. K. N. O. Dharmadasa: Sri LankaPart II East Asia7. Ping Chen: China8. Andrew Simpson: Hong Kong9. Nanette Gottlieb: Japan10. Ross King: North and South Korea11. Andrew Simpson: TaiwanPart III Southeast Asia12. Justin Watkins: Burma/Myanmar13. Steve Heder: Cambodia14. Andrew Simpson: Indonesia15. Asmah Haji Omar: Malaysia16. Andrew Gonzalez: The Philippines17. Andrew Simpson: Singapore18. Andrew Simpson and Noi Thammasathien: Thailand and Laos19. Le Minh-Hang and Stephen O'Harrow: VietnamReferencesIndex