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Kennedy, Judith – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1991
The possible relationship between a teacher's or individual's position on the Transmission-Interpretation dimension, locus of control, and culture was examined. A pilot study with Malaysian and United Kingdom undergraduates suggests that promoting particular methodologies may be inappropriate and ineffective. Sample questionnaire items are…
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Differences, English, Foreign Countries
Randall, Mick – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1991
Two experiments are reported on the array-scanning characteristics of Malaysian subjects exposed to arrays of Roman and Arabic letters. Unique search patterns were found with both letters. Ways are discussed in which these patterns may be related to the underlying linguistic structure of words in Bahasa Malaysia, English, and Arabic. (13…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Arabic, English, Foreign Countries
Beh, Yolanda – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1991
Summaries of five language-related research projects are presented from Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Topics include teaching/learning Bahasa Malaysia; English-language programs in Malaysian teacher education colleges; interlanguage variability in verbs; reading/writing theories; and cross-cultural strategies and English in written business…
Descriptors: Business Communication, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
Ozog, A. Conrad K.; Martin, Peter W. – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, 1990
A study of the variety of English used in Negara Brunei Darussalam was undertaken. It suggests that the particle "bah" is significantly versatile and very different from the "la/lah" of Singapore and Malaysia. "Bah" plays an important role in signifying membership in the Brunei speech community. (Contains 20…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Form Classes (Languages)