Engaging Modern Brunei

Research on language, literature, and culture

Editors: Ho, Hannah Ming Yit, Deterding, David (Eds.)

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  • Offers insider's perspective into the current status of language, literature, and culture for scholars and students outside Brunei Darussalam 
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This book explores issues shaping and defining modern Bruneian identity. It addresses the research gap regarding Brunei studies in terms of the language, literature, and culture of Brunei which, with its bilingual education, is uniquely positioned at the intersection of the Malay and western worlds. 
The book analyses the linguistic, literary, and cultural modes that provide the backdrop for modern-day instantiations of local identity, as expressed through printed and online materials, film, art, and social practices. It compares Brunei English and Brunei Malay in the context of the literature and culture of Brunei.
Readers will find it useful as an essential resource for academic scholars, university students, and others interested in the study of Brunei Darussalam's language, literature, and culture. It provides critical insights from an insiders' perspective into the local identity of the culturally diverse Bruneian society.

About the authors

Dr. Hannah Ming Yit Ho is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Her teaching includes postcolonial literature, gender and literature, applied literature, and critical literary theories. She also supervises research in Southeast Asian literature. She has a Ph.D. from the University of York, an M.A. in Contemporary Studies in Literature and Film, and a B.A. (Hons) in English literature from Newcastle University. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at King’s College London and the University of California, Berkeley. Her publications appear in various international peer-reviewed journals. Her current research addresses Bruneian works of literature. 
David DETERDING is Visiting Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, where he taught phonetics, forensic linguistics, Malay–English translation, and research methods in linguistics from 2007 till 2020. His research focuses on acoustic phonetics, the description of English in Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China, and analysis of the pronunciation of Malay.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • An Overview of the Language, Literature and Culture of Brunei Darussalam

    Pages 1-17

    Deterding, David (et al.)

  • A Comparative Media Discourse Investigation of Hard News Texts in English and Malay Language Newspapers in Brunei: The Role of Culture and Language

    Pages 21-33

    Alkaff, Sharifah Nurul Huda (et al.)

  • Comparison of Malay and English Texts in Brunei

    Pages 35-47

    Deterding, David (et al.)

  • Online Communication by the Brunei Government in Malay and English

    Pages 49-65

    Ling, Mayyer (et al.)

  • Chinese Dialects in Brunei: Shift, Maintenance or Loss?

    Pages 67-93

    Ho, Debbie G. E.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engaging Modern Brunei
Book Subtitle
Research on language, literature, and culture
Editors
  • Hannah Ming Yit Ho
  • David Deterding
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-334-721-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-4721-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-334-720-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 277
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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