Babel or Behemoth: Language Trends in Asia
How are people in Asia negotiating language? With the growing hegemony of English in transnational life, the flourishing of national languages at the expense of vernaculars, the redefining of speech communities through new technologies, how are language communities finding - or losing - expression?
This book presents essays by scholars and practitioners about some trends in language across Asia, looking at language issues as they arise in some of the multiple negotiations and translations with which many Asians live on a daily basis.
Jennifer Lindsay is a Visiting Fellow at the Southeast Asia Centre, Australian National University.
Tan Ying Ying is Assistant Professor at the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Publication Year: 2003
210 pages, 229mm x 152mm
ISBN: 978-9810-49-075-1, Paperback
Asia Research Insitute, NUS