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English as a Lingua Franca in AseanA Multilingual Model$
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Andy Kirkpatrick

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028795

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028795.001.0001

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The origins of ASEAN and the role of English

The origins of ASEAN and the role of English

(p.2) (p.3) 1 The origins of ASEAN and the role of English
English as a Lingua Franca in Asean

Andy Kirkpatrick

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter provides a brief summary of the context in which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration in August 1967 by the five founding member countries, and examines the role of the English language. It discusses the role of English language and other languages within the organization. The chapter also compares the main principles of the original 1967 Bangkok Declaration with those of the recently signed charter of the ASEAN.

Keywords:   ASEAN, English language, Bangkok Declaration, Asian countries, languages

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