Multilingual Education

Brunei English

A New Variety in a Multilingual Society

Authors: Deterding, David, Sharbawi, Salbrina

  • The only up-to-date book describing Brunei English
  • All observations about the features of Brunei English are supported by the analysis of actual data  
  • Includes a detailed analysis of the patterns of English usage in a multilingual society     ​
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This detailed survey of Brunei English reflects the burgeoning academic interest in the many new varieties of English which are fast evolving around the world. Wholly up to date, the study is based on careful analysis of a substantial dataset that provides real-life examples of usage to illustrate the narrative throughout. As well as a thorough account of the pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary usage, and discourse patterns of Brunei English, the volume explores its historical and educational background and current developmental trends, providing an in-depth review of the patterns of English usage within this multilingual, oil-rich society on the north-western coast of Borneo. Written in a non-technical style throughout that will assist non-specialists wishing to grasp the fundamentals of this unique brand of the English language, the work is a worthy addition to Springer’s series on multilingual education that plugs a gap in the coverage of the numerous varieties of English being used across South East Asia. “The authors bring renewed and badly needed attention to the long-overlooked development of Brunei English. Their examination of the variety not only documents the features and functions of English within Brunei society, it also suggests the development of regional or global varieties of English that extend beyond Brunei, and even beyond South East Asia.” Andrew Moody, University of Macau

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“The book is a clearly structured overview of BruneiE. The authors keep a constant focus on comparative characteristics of BruneiE. … the first monograph on a variety of English that has not even been thought of or categorized as such by the large public, specialized or uninitiated. In conclusion, this comprehensive and insightful book constitutes an invaluable addition and resource for researchers interested in New Englishes.” (Gabriela Anidora Brozba, THE LINGUIST LIST, March, 2014)


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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9347-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brunei English
Book Subtitle
A New Variety in a Multilingual Society
Authors
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6347-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6347-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6346-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9347-7
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 170
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