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Flowers in the garden: a glance on multilingualism in Malaysia


Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah and Talif, Rosli and Mohd Jan, Jariah (2012) Flowers in the garden: a glance on multilingualism in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Languages and Linguistics, 1. pp. 45-51. ISSN 2231-8593; ESSN: 2289-8212

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This paper examines the recent changes to the Malaysian linguistic situation that had grave implications for the modifying of the language use in education. It discusses the status of English in pre- and early independent years and how language was revolutionised and replaced due to the widespread communicative use of Bahasa Melayu. Issues that underlie teacher apprehension as a result of the policy change and their language preferences are also highlighted. Investigating and understanding their apprehensions will help policy makers understand the impinging forces that have an impact on any policy innovation.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher: Malaysian Association of Modern Languages
Keywords: Multilingualism; Malaysian linguistic situation; Language use; Education
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 15:34
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 13:08
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