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Title: Linguistics, Literature and Culture
Subtitle: Millennium Realities and Innovative Practices in Asia
Edited By: Shakila Abdul Manan
Hajar Abdul Rahim
Description:

This book documents the changing realities in the fields of linguistics, literature and culture in Asia, resulting from globalization, modernisation and rapid technological development. It consists of sixteen essays by academics and researchers around the world, reflecting on the interface between the global and the local, and its impact on the local and regional languages, literatures and cultures of Asia. This scenario, which exemplifies language contact in action, is captured by the book mainly to demonstrate that linguistic negotiations, appropriations and indeed changes are not one-way. As such, their implications on language use, language choice, language policy and planning, literacy and pedagogy, identity, subjectivity and culture need to be closely examined. The uniqueness of this book lies in its attempt to showcase original research in a variety of multicultural settings. Its multi- and cross-disciplinary approach will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers from diverse backgrounds. This book will serve as a useful reference that is both scholarly and informative for researchers as well as academics in the fields of linguistics, literature and culture.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781443840156
Pages: 345
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