Cart:
0
$0.00
Free Newsletter
View price in:  
Taming Babel: Language in the Making of Malaysia - Rachel Leow
Taming Babel: Language in the Making of Malaysia - Rachel Leow
$34.00
Manufacturer Number: ML4891
Stock Status: In Stock
Class, Race and Colonialism in West Malaysia:... The Indian Case... -... Michael Stenson... The author originally thought that his best approach to understanding Malaysian society would be to start by studying its component racial parts. He soon discovered that the idea of homogenous Indian, Chinese or Malay groups was a misnomer...
Taming Babel: Language in the Making of Malaysia 

--- 

Rachel Leow

One of the, possibly unforeseen, tasks of of empire for the British was to deal with polyglot cultures, uncommon in Europe. In this book Leow, a Malaysian academic in Cambridge, explores firstly the British attempts to 'tame' the languages they came across in Malaya and then goes on the see whether an independent Malaysia had more success. The general aim, both before and after independence, was to produce a monoglot state in an untameable milieu of languages in motion. New Hardback in a New Dust Jacket. 261 pages with a bibliography and an index. 

Weight: 0.7 kg Post free within Malaysia