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Wang, Xiaomei; Chong, Siew Ling – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
Social factors involved in language maintenance and language shift (LMLS) have been the focus of LMLS studies. Previous studies provide fundamental support for the theoretical development of this research branch. However, there is no discussion regarding the hierarchical order of these social factors, i.e. the degree of importance of various…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Language Proficiency
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Jones, Gary M., Ed.; Ozog, A. Conrad K., Ed. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1993
The subject of bilingualism is especially important in Bruni, a country with a multilingual population and a bilingual education policy, and it was felt that an international conference which examined bilingualism and bilingual education in a variety of 'development' contexts would be useful in reviewing and fine tuning of Bruneis' already…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Case Studies, Developing Nations
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Soo, Kengsoon – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1990
An analysis of the responses of 83 English language instructors and 251 college students to a survey regarding their attitudes toward Malaysian English, a still-evolving derivative of Standard British English, showed that younger persons had much more tolerance for Malaysian English, which could be accepted as a legitimate…
Descriptors: College Students, English, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes