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The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam

A Kingdom of Unexpected Linguistic Diversity

Editors: Noor Azam Haji-Othman, McLellan, James, Deterding, David (Eds.)

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  • Provides up-to-date material on the languages of Brunei
  • Describes specific features of language usage based on a detailed analysis of data
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This book provides an overview of the linguistic situation in Brunei, including a historical overview and a synopsis of the current education system. It investigates pronunciation, particularly the intelligibility of Brunei English and the vowels of Brunei Mandarin, and it also describes the acquisition of Malay grammar, Malay politeness strategies, the use of language online, language in the courts, a comparison of Malay and English newspapers, the language of shop signs, the status of Dusun, and lastly, English literature in Brunei.

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Noor Azam Haji-Othman is an Associate Professor of English Language & Linguistics, and he teaches communication and media modules at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).  His research interests include the interactions between languages in Brunei and bilingualism in relation to/as a result of state policy on language, education and society.
James McLellan is a Senior Lecturer of English Language and Linguistics at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He previously taught at secondary and tertiary levels in the UK, France, Malaysia, Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand). His research interests include Malay-English language alternation, Southeast Asian Englishes, Borneo indigenous language maintenance, and language policy and planning in education. 
David Deterding is a Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, where he teaches Phonetics, Malay-English Translation, Forensic Linguistics, and Research Methods. His research concerns acoustic measurement, phonetic description of English, Malay and Chinese, and the description of varieties of English in Southeast Asia, including those of Brunei, Singapore, China and Hong Kong.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam
Book Subtitle
A Kingdom of Unexpected Linguistic Diversity
Editors
  • Noor Azam Haji-Othman
  • James McLellan
  • David Deterding
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0853-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0853-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0851-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9269-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 285
Number of Illustrations
38 b/w illustrations
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