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Ting, Su-Hie; Ling, Teck-Yee – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2013
The study examines the sustainability status of Sarawak indigenous languages through a survey on adolescents' language use using the Expanded Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale (EGIDS). The specific aspects examined were: the presence of ethnic languages in relation to other languages in selected domains of language use; the adolescents'…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Ward, C.; Hewstone, M. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1985
Presents a review of literature and a historical and sociopolitical overview of ethnic relations and intergroup processes in Malaysia and Singapore. The paper reviews data on intergroup relations and ethnolinguistics in these countries from a social-psychological perspective, and in terms of assimilation and integration. (SED)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups
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Watson, J. K. P. – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1980
Shows how educational policies have been used to try to bring about a sense of unity while favoring a particular ethnic group in a culturally plural society. An historical account of colonial immigration and educational policies is given. It is argued that educational policy alone cannot elicit racial or cultural harmony. (Author/PJM)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Practices, Ethnic Groups, Language Attitudes