A Sociolinguistic History Of Early Identities In Singapore

Author: Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 113701234X
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What role does race, geography, religion, orthography and nationalism play in the crafting of identities? What are the origins of Singlish? This book offers a thorough investigation of old and new identities in Asia's most global city, examined through the lens of language.


Author: Michael D. Barr
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 178673527X
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Singapore gained independence in 1965, a city-state in a world of nation-states. Yet its long and complex history reaches much farther back. Blending modernity and tradition, ideologies and ethnicities, a peculiar set of factors make Singapore what it is today. In this thematic study of the island nation, Michael D. Barr proposes a new approach to understand this development. From the pre-colonial period through to the modern day, he traces the idea, the politics and the geography of Singapore over five centuries of rich history. In doing so he rejects the official narrative of the so-called 'Singapore Story'. Drawing on in-depth archival work and oral histories, Singapore: A Modern History is a work both for students of the country's history and politics, but also for any reader seeking to engage with this enigmatic and vastly successful nation.

The Routledge Handbook Of Migration And Language

Author: Suresh Canagarajah
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317624343
Size: 11,68 MB
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The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language is the first comprehensive survey of this area, exploring language and human mobility in today’s globalised world. This key reference brings together a range of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, drawing on subjects such as migration studies, geography, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. Featuring over 30 chapters written by leading experts from around the world, this book: Examines how basic constructs such as community, place, language, diversity, identity, nation-state, and social stratification are being retheorized in the context of human mobility; Analyses the impact of the ‘mobility turn’ on language use, including the parallel ‘multilingual turn’ and translanguaging; Discusses the migration of skilled and unskilled workers, different forms of displacement, and new superdiverse and diaspora communities; Explores new research orientations and methodologies, such as mobile and participatory research, multi-sited ethnography, and the mixing of research methods; Investigates the place of language in citizenship, educational policies, employment and social services. The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Language is essential reading for those with an interest in migration studies, language policy, sociolinguistic research and development studies.

Taming Babel

Author: Rachel Leow
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316668541
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Taming Babel sheds new light on the role of language in the making of modern postcolonial Asian nations. Focusing on one of the most linguistically diverse territories in the British Empire, Rachel Leow explores the profound anxieties generated by a century of struggles to govern the polyglot subjects of British Malaya and postcolonial Malaysia. The book ranges across a series of key moments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in which British and Asian actors wrought quiet battles in the realm of language: in textbooks and language classrooms; in dictionaries, grammars and orthographies; in propaganda and psychological warfare; and in the very planning of language itself. Every attempt to tame Chinese and Malay languages resulted in failures of translation, competence, and governance, exposing both the deep fragility of a monoglot state in polyglot milieux, and the essential untameable nature of languages in motion.

Religious Pluralism State And Society In Asia

Author: Chiara Formichi
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134575351
Size: 19,19 MB
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Taking a critical approach to the concept of ‘religious pluralism’, this book examines the dynamics of religious co-existence in Asia as they are directly addressed by governments, or indirectly managed by groups and individuals. It looks at the quality of relations that emerge in encounters among people of different religious traditions or among people who hold different visions within the same tradition. Chapters focus in particular on the places of everyday religious diversity in Asian societies in order to explore how religious groups have confronted new situations of religious diversity. The book goes on to explore the conditions under which active religious pluralism emerges (or not) from material contexts of diversity.

The English Language And The Construction Of Cultural And Social Identity In Zimbabwean And Trinbagonian Literatures

Author: Edmund Olushina Bamiro
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820444956
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Insights from post-colonial literary theory, sociolinguistics, and the social psychology of language contribute to Bamiro's (English, U. of Saskatchewan) comparison of the nature, function, and meaning of English in the delineation of cultural and social identities in the literature of anglophone Zimbabwe and Trinabago. He finds that the identities are communicated through certain nativization strategies and the power and politics of English, and that the variations in the linguistic practices of such post-colonial writers cumulatively establish different meanings from those used in the hegemonic or putatively standard English linguistic code.

Representing The Past Of Chinese Language Education

Author: Siew Min Sai
Size: 17,29 MB
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Die Erfindung Der Nation

Author: Benedict R. O'G. Anderson
ISBN: 9783593377292
Size: 19,38 MB
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Nach Benedict Anderson gibt es keine Nationen, die "Nation" ist eine Erfindung, ein Modell, das nur in bestimmten historischen Konstellationen möglich war. Er löste damit Debatten aus, die bis heute nicht abgeschlossen sind. Beim ersten Erscheinen der deutschen Ausgabe 1988 wurde Anderson vorgeworfen, dass seine Perspektive außereuropäisch und kulturanthropologisch sei. Heute macht gerade das den Reiz des Buches aus.