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English language and the language of development : a Malaysian perspective

Hanapiah, Mohd. Faisal (2004) English language and the language of development : a Malaysian perspective. Jurnal Kemanusiaan (3). pp. 107-120. ISSN 1675-1930

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English language is the main international language. It is also said that English is the language of progress and development. In this age of Internet and globalization, the use of English has increased tremendously. In Malaysia, English has an impact in certain major developmental areas. This paper investigates, analyzes and further explains the interrelationships between English and the process of development in the country. Discussion includes specific parts of interest: the historical background of English in Malaysia, English and the concept of development communication, functions of English in Malaysia, English and Information Communication Technology (ICT), and roles of English in development. The writer also intends to share with readers the reality and challenges in the use of English in non-native English speaking countries like Malaysia and expresses his ideas on possible recommendation to the issues.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:English language, development, historical background, communication
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development
ID Code:12138
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:09 Mar 2011 08:02
Last Modified:21 Mar 2017 07:20

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