Language, Nation and Development in Southeast Asia, 1st Edition

  • Howard M. Federspiel
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  • ISBN-10: 9812304835
  • ISBN-13: 9789812304834
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 229 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Evaluates the successes and drawbacks of language policies in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar, especially the ways in which these policies have often been resisted or contested.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Contributors.
Keynote Address.
1: Language, Nation and Development in the Philippines.
2: Go Back to Class: The Medium of Instruction Debate in the Philippines.
3: National Language and Nation-Building: The Case of Bahasa Indonesia.
4: Diverse Voices: Indonesian Literature and Nation-Building.
5: The Multilingual State in Search of the Nation: The Language Policy and Discourse in Singapore's Nation-Building.
6: Ethnic Politics, National Development and Language Policy in Malaysia.
7: The Politics of Language Policy in Myanmar: Imagining Togetherness, Practising Difference?.
8: The Positions of Non-Thai Languages in Thailand.
9: Vietnamese Language and Media Policy in the Service of Deterritorialized Nation-Building.