The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam

The Use and Status of Language in Brunei Darussalam

Written by: Noor Azam Haji-Othman

  • Publisher: Springer
  • Publish Date: 2016-09-17
  • ISBN-10: 9789811008535
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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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