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Angela M. Y. Lin and Evelyn Y. F. Man

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099586

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099586.001.0001

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Language Policy and Planning in Southeast Asian Contexts

Language Policy and Planning in Southeast Asian Contexts

(p.1) 1 Language Policy and Planning in Southeast Asian Contexts
Bilingual Education

Angel M. Y. Lin

Evelyn Y. F. Man

Hong Kong University Press

In this chapter, debates revolving around the global spread of English, linguistic imperialism, World Englishes and the theories of postcolonial performativity are introduced. Is English a cultural imperialistic tool of the West, or is English being increasingly hybridized and used for their own daily purposes by many Southeast Asian people? How is language policy and planning (LPP) related to the creation of social and educational (in) equalities? The chapter discusses these issues and concludes with the proposal that Southeast Asian postcolonial societies need to develop their own LPP frameworks.

Keywords:   Language policy and planning (LPP), Linguistic imperialism, Postcolonial performativity, World Englishes, English

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