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ERIC Number: ED061818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 104
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The Malay Language in Malaysia: An Applied Sociolinguistic Study.
Sick, Goh-Ngong
This master's thesis considers the linguistic situation of Malaysia and the need for language planning to establish one language as a common link across many diverse ethnic and linguistic groups. The development of the present-day multilingual situation in Malaysia is described. The country is characterized by language islands created by a lack of geographical mobility and insulated through socioeconomic and religious activities. The author discusses the formulation of a satisfactory language policy and advocates that Malay be the language which serves as a symbol of ethnic and cultural identification at the national level, as a means for horizontal mass communication, and as a means of access to science and technology. The implementation of such a language policy through the educational system is discussed. (VM)
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia