Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Singapore's bilingual policy: The ideological construction of the Singapore Malay identity in the globalized world
by Said, Yurni Irwati Mohamed, Ph.D., National University of Singapore (Singapore), 2015, 205; 10006119
Abstract (Summary)

In Singapore’s globalized economy founded on the ideology of meritocracy built on neoliberal principle of self-reliance, English is privileged as a language for economic progress while Malay as the state-assigned mother tongue for the Malay community. This study aims to investigate the relationship between Singapore’s bilingual policy, touted to be instrumental to Singapore’s remarkable economic progress in only five decades, and ethnic identity construction by studying how official discourse conditions the interactional practices of bilingual Malays in their everyday construction and performance of ethnicity in global city-state where Malays are a minority ethnic group. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

Indexing (document details)
School: National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Department: English Language
School Location: Republic of Singapore
Source: DAI-A 77/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: South Asian Studies
Publication Number: 10006119
ISBN: 978-1-339-43981-5
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