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Band 98:
Tan, Siew Imm: Malaysian English. Language Contact and Change. XVIII/241 S. - Frankfurt am Main / Berlin / Bern / Bruxelles / New York / Oxford / Wien: Lang, 2013.
ISBN: 978-3-631-63700-5
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E-Book (PDF). Frankfurt am Main / Berlin / Bern / Bruxelles / New York / Oxford / Wien: Lang. ISBN: 978-3-653-03516-2

Malaysian English: Language Contact and Change is a corpus-based study of contemporary Malaysian English. Based on linguistic features extracted from the Malaysian English Newspaper Corpus, this study demonstrates the diverse ways in which Malaysian English has changed as a result of contact with Malay and Chinese languages. The interactions between groups of speakers who are dominant in English and those who are dominant in Malay or Chinese have resulted in wide-ranging changes in Malaysian English. Multilingual individuals who juggle several languages in their daily communications have also shaped the structure of this variety. This volume suggests that variation and change in Malaysian English are the results of both the communal acquisition and the maintenance of English by a multilingual community.


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List of figures S. XIII
List of tables S. XV
Abbreviations S. XVII
1.   English in Malaysia S. 1
2.   The Historical Background of Malaysian English S. 17
3.   The Malaysian English Newspaper Corpus S. 39
4.   Lexical Borrowing and Lexical Creation S. 53
5.   Group Second Language Acquisition S. 101
6.   A Theoretical Model of Contact-induced Change in Malaysian English S. 133
Appendix A: Lexical Items Borrowed from Malay S. 155
Appendix B: Lexical Items Borrowed from Chinese S. 189
Appendix C: Creations Using English Morphemes S. 201
Appendix D: Hybrid Creations S. 205
References S. 207
Author and Subject Index S. 223
Malaysian English Feature Index S. 235