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Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Discourse as Cultural Struggle

Xu Shi (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098114
eISBN:
9789882206830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098114.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book challenges the cultural imbalance in current research traditions, and argues for a culturalist perspective in facilitating better intercultural exchange amidst accelerated processes of ... More

English as a Lingua Franca in AseanA Multilingual Model

English as a Lingua Franca in Asean: A Multilingual Model

Andy Kirkpatrick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028795
eISBN:
9789882206922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028795.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The lingua franca role of English, coupled with its status as the official language of ASEAN, has important implications for language policy and language education. These include the relationship ... More

English in SingaporeModernity and Management

English in Singapore: Modernity and Management

Lisa Lim, Anne Pakir, and Lionel Wee (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028436
eISBN:
9789882206939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This collection is the seventh volume in the Asian Englishes Today series. Singapore makes an interesting case study of various issues in socio-linguistics, not least because it is an ethnically and ... More

Independent Language LearningBuilding on Experience, Seeking New Perspectives

Independent Language Learning: Building on Experience, Seeking New Perspectives

Bruce Morrison (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789888083640
eISBN:
9789882209299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083640.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Independent learning is not a new concept for language educators, but while teachers, curriculum designers and policy makers have embraced it as underpinning modern notions of education, it remains a ... More

Intimating the SacredReligion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Religion has permeated Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. This study provides insights on the practices of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which ... More

Learning and Teaching in the Chinese ClassroomResponding to Individual Needs

Learning and Teaching in the Chinese Classroom: Responding to Individual Needs

Shane N. Phillipson and Bick-har Lam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083428
eISBN:
9789882209848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083428.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book provides a starting point for understanding the contexts of learning and teaching in the Chinese classroom. Drawing upon recent research in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and China, this book ... More

Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Legal Discourse across Cultures and Systems

Vijay K. Bhatia, Christopher N. Candlin, and Jan Engberg (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098510
eISBN:
9789882207141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098510.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

What exactly is legal about legal language? What happens to legal language when it is used across linguistic, national, socio-political, cultural, and legal systems? In what way is generic integrity ... More

Maintaining ControlAutonomy and Language Learning

Maintaining Control: Autonomy and Language Learning

Richard Pemberton, Sarah Toogood, and Andy Barfield (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099234
eISBN:
9789882207165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099234.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Whereas in previous decades autonomous, self-directed, or “ independent” learning may have been assumed to be an alternative to classroom learning, the emphasis has now shifted to the point where ... More

Philippine EnglishLinguistic and Literary

Philippine English: Linguistic and Literary

M. A. Lourdes S. Bautista and Kingsley Bolton (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099470
eISBN:
9789882207264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The volumes in this series set out to provide a contemporary record of the spread and development of the English language in South, Southeast, and East Asia from both linguistic and literary ... More

Professional CommunicationCollaboration between Academics and Practitioners

Professional Communication: Collaboration between Academics and Practitioners

Winnie Cheng and Kenneth C. C. Kong (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099654
eISBN:
9789882207295
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099654.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book presents ten studies of communication practices in a variety of professional contexts. Drawing on diverse methodologies from fields such as conversation analysis, intercultural ... More

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