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The Pulse of a Malaysian University

Ethno- and Sociolinguistic Issues and the TESOL Dimension


Rodolfo Jacobson, Swee Heng Chan and Abullah Ain Nadzimah

Contents: Kasih Media Sandra: The Oration of the Minangkabau Pasambahan: An Ethno-Linguistic Study – Tamam Ezhar: Responding to the Terrorism Threat: Coverage of the US-Led Anti-Terror Campaign in Pro-Government and Islamic-Based Opposition Newspapers in Malaysia – Shamala Paramasivam: Power and Politeness in Negotiation Discourse – Abdullah Ain Nadzimah: The Communicative Sensitivity of Bilingual Societies: Are Malaysia’s Globalizing Tendencies Compatible with Her Multicultural Environment? – S. Abdullah Faiz: ‘Foreign’ Languages in the New Wor[l]d Order: Whither Linguistic Symbiosis? –Bee Eng Wong/Jan Choo Liu: The Acquisition of Gender, Number and Case in English Personal Pronouns –Talif Rosli/Abu Bakar Mohamed: Reading Attitude and University Students - A Pilot Study –Bee Hoon Tan: A Survey Study on Writing Needs and Writing Support at Universiti Putra Malaysia – Helen Tan/Swee Heng Chan: The Writing of Research Articles: How Do Native and Non-Native Writers Differ in the Use of Hedges? –Talif Rosli/Mohd. Jan Jariah: Gender in Literary Texts: How To Capture Its Symbolism.