Issues in Malay Language Planning: Heart Truths

by Mohamed Aidil Subhan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 27/3/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781543757422
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781543757439
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781543757446

About the Book

In this latest book, Mohamed Aidil Subhan rallies together young practitioners and researchers of the Malay Language who were born post-independence Singapore. This is the first ever collection of research on issues affecting Malay Language planning that is written by Malay Language educators themselves, thus the title “Heart Truths”. This collection of writings will give a different perspective of the issues based on sound theoretical framework. Subsequently, the editor has reserved a portion, albeit small, of the book for contributors to give their perspective of what the future holds and what can be done to ensure the continued survival of the language post SG100. Therefore, this book is not only meant to be read today looking back at what has transpired, but is also meant for future readers especially in 2065 when they look back and research on Malay Language planning from SG50 to SG100. This book will be a documentation of firsts, detailing not only about the past, but also of our wishes for the future. The contributing writers may not be able to see their contribution bear fruit but their writings and wishes will be judged by those who will be reading this book in 2065.

About the Author

Mohamed Aidil Subhan is a Malay language planning expert and has researched extensively on its development in Singapore. He is a practitioner of the language having taught it for more than 30 years. Aidil is currently a senior lecturer of curriculum and pedagogy at the National Institute of Education Singapore.