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By Gary M. Jones and A. Conrad K. Ozóg (Editors)

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ISBN-13: 9780585255941

ISBN-10: 1853592080

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In response to a convention held in Brunei in December in 1991 on bilingualism and nationwide improvement, this booklet positive aspects papers from diverse elements of the globe, and from either the constructed and constructing international. They express how enormously the position of bilingualism varies within the improvement of the country.

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Wardhaugh, R. (1987) Languages in Competition. Oxford: Blackwell. Watson, J. (1980) Education and pluralism in South-East Asia, with special reference to Peninsular Malaysia. Comparative Education 16, 13958. Weinstein, B. (1983) The Civic Tongue. London: Longman. < previous page page_38 next page > < previous page page_39 next page > Page 39 Multilingualism and Bilingual Education in Brunei Darussalam 1 Gary Jones, Peter W. Martin and A. Conrad K. Ozóg* English Department, Universiti Brunei Darussalam Gadong 3186, Brunei Darussalam Abstract The official language of Brunei Darussalam is Bahasa Melayu (Malay) yet the country is diverse both linguistically and culturally.

Haugen, E. (1983) The implementation of corpus planning. In J. Cobarrubias and J. Fishman (eds) Progress in Language Planning. Berlin: Mouton. Haugen, E. (1987) Language planning. In U. Ammon, N. Dittmar and K. Mattheier (eds) Sociolinguistics: An International Handbook of the Science of Language and Society. Berlin: de Gruyter. Jones, G. M. (1990) How bilingualism is being integrated in Negara Brunei Darussalam. In R. Baldauf and A. Luke (eds) Language Planning and Education. Clevedon, Avon: Multilingual Matters.

Noss goes on to say that this pattern should be broken, but I for one would not hold my breath. Of course, to be successful, language planning does not only depend upon the blessings of those in power; it also requires acceptance from those whose linguistic habits are to be affected. Haugen (1987) in his most recent discussion of the topic, cites the need to consider the wishes of the latter group (and this, of course, is a large part of the rationale behind careful surveys). Even the most dictatorial policies may result in social upheavals if they are repressive and/or unpopular enough and many tensions in the world today can be seen to have linguistic elements.

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