Date: 21-Apr-2006 From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer-sbm.com> Subject: Language Policy and Modernity in Southeast Asia: Rappa, Wee
Title: Language Policy and Modernity in Southeast Asia
Subtitle: Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand
Series Title: Language Policy
Author: Antonio L. Rappa, National University of Singapore
Author: Lionel Wee, National University of Singapore
Hardback: ISBN: 1402045107 Pages: 159 Price: Europe EURO 46.95
Hardback: ISBN: 1402045107 Pages: 159 Price: U.K. £ 36.00
Hardback: ISBN: 1402045107 Pages: 159 Price: U.S. $ 59.95
This volume considers the ways in which modernity challenges and informs the language policies of various Southeast Asians nations. Using case studies from Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, the authors examine language policies that are explicitly articulated either in the form of State constitutions or in the public proclamations of political leaders.
Particular attention is paid to the ways in which English often seems as the language of globalization, impacts the status of indigenous Southeast Asian language.
Language Policy and Modernity in Southeast Asia will be of interest to researchers in both language policy and contemporary political theory.