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Rajadurai, Joanne – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This paper reports on a study of Malay learners of English in Malaysia as they attempt to extend their use of English outside the classroom and thus participate in new linguistic practices. Using a multiple case study approach, the study examines the narrative accounts of learners generated through student journals and focus group discussions.…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Ideology, Student Journals, Foreign Countries
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Ting, Su-Hie; Mahadhir, Mahanita – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2009
This preliminary study examines the languages used by parents with their children in Malay, Chinese Foochow and Indian Tamil families to find out how the similarity or dissimilarity in parents' ethnic language influenced the choice of language transmitted to children and how far standard languages have permeated the family domain in Kuching City…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, Educational Background
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Hawes, Thomas; Thomas, Sarah – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 1995
Examines techniques of sexist role reinforcement in British and Malaysian newspapers. Features in the British press include modification, relexicalization, reductive language, puns, alliteration, and the classification of women as pin-up commodities or annexes of males. The less explicit sexist language in the Malaysian press shows an even greater…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Foreign Countries, Language Patterns, News Media