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  English Translation Service - English to English Translation
You probably don't speak English yourself, so there are a few questions you'll need to consider when choosing a translation company.
Only professional translators whose native language is English perform our English to English translation.
Professional translators whose native language is English and speak fluent English perform our English to English translation.
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  MALAYSIAN ENGLISH - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The English language in Malaysia, a country of South-East Asia, a member of the COMMONWEALTH and ASEAN.
Those members of the various ethnic groups who were educated in the English-medium schools came to use English increasingly in their occupations and their daily life; the 1957 census reported 400,000 people (some 6% of the population) as claiming to be literate in the language.
English is essentially an urban middle-class language, virtually all its users are bilingual, and CODE-SWITCHING is commonplace.Features (1) Malaysian English and SINGAPORE ENGLISH have much in common, with the main exception that English in Malaysia is more subject to influence from Malay.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1O29-MALAYSIANENGLISH.html   (530 words)

  Malaysian English definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Malaysian English is the variety of English used in Malaysia since the formation of the nation-state in 1963.
Malaysian English pronounces r in such words as art, door, and worker.
There is considerable hybridization between Malay and English, as in: "She wanted to beli some barang-barang" ("She wanted to buy some things").
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861695140/Malaysian_English.html   (234 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To a large extent, standard Malaysian English is descended from British English, largely due to the country's colonisation by Britain beginning from the 18th century.
Malaysian English is gradually forming its own vocabulary, these words come from a variety of influences.
In Malaysian English, the last syllable of a word is sometimes not pronounced with the strength that it would be in British English.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=British_and_Malaysian_English_differences   (622 words)

 ESRC Society Today - R000223787 Causativity in South East Asian Varieties of English
In Singaporean English, the get- and have-causatives - referred to in the paper as causative-resultative expressions - are often being substituted in informal use by a single-clause construction.
Malaysian English closely parallels Singaporean English, but the research predicted that its grammatical structures were likely to be less grammaticalised.
While the differences in the causativity are widespread in both Singaporean and Malaysian English, the patterns of use were different in each case.
www.esrc.ac.uk /ESRCInfoCentre/Plain_English_Summaries/governance_and_citizenship/structure/index251.aspx?ComponentId=9845&SourcePageId=11746   (603 words)

 Australian English Summary
English will doubtless continue to be the language Asians use to represent their personal aspirations and public policies in the international workplace, the global media, and for Internet communication.
The so-called "Americanisation" of Australian English — signified by the borrowing of words, terms, and usages from North American English — began during the goldrushes, and was accelerated by a massive influx of United States military personnel during World War II.
An important aspect of Australian English usage, inherited in large part from Britain and Ireland, is the use of deadpan humour, in which a person will make extravagant, outrageous and/or ridiculous statements in a neutral tone, and without explicitly indicating they are joking.
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 Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam
English, once shunned as the language of colonialism, is now regarded as the passport to success in the modern world and is rapidly replacing Islamic studies and the sciences.
English may have been the language of the colonial masters, Hussein said, "but it was also the language which our founding fathers acquired, took to London, and returned as masters of their own land".
English continued to be taught as a second language in rural Malaysia but its quality declined because of official hostility, the rise of Islam and poor teaching resources.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/GH25Ae02.html   (1387 words)

 Colonial English back in Malaysian favour - World - theage.com.au
The Malaysian Government is shedding its colonial linguistic baggage, encouraging children to see English as a Malaysian language and embrace it again after years of neglect.
English might have been the language of the colonial masters, he said, according to the New Straits Times, "but it was also the language which our founding fathers acquired, took to London, and returned as masters of their own land".
He dates the decline in English language skills to Malaysia's decision to switch to a national Malay language stream in 1971.
www.theage.com.au /news/world/colonial-english-back-in-malaysian-favour/2005/08/16/1123958064515.html?oneclick=true   (468 words)

 Community for Overseas Chinese - About Malaysian Chinese
Traditionally, Chinese Malaysian placed great importance and value on education because of their view of education being a means to improve their standard of living and due in part to the traditional Confucian esteem of education and the educated.
An aside: while "proper" English is generally spoken and understood among the Chinese Malaysia, the main form used is a patois called Manglish (Malaysian English).
The Chinese Malaysian community is intricately linked to the Chinese Singaporean community because of a shared history and culture; Singapore was a part of the Federation of Malaysia before it became independent in 1965.
members.tripod.com /taiwanweb/malaysian_chinese_about.html   (1065 words)

 Singaporean and Malaysian English after Independence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the other hand, English has a different status in each country, in Singapore serving as the chief official language and the language of instruction in a country largely composed of Chinese speakers, and in Malaysia serving as an important examination subject but not as the chief language of instruction.
In Singapore, the bilingual education policy ensures that pupils are equipped with a knowledge of English and (depending mainly on their ethnicity and family background) one of the other official languages, ie.
Malaysian educational policy, in contrast, emphasizes a knowledge of Malay, the language of instruction for almost two decades.
www.scholars.nus.edu.sg /landow/post/singapore/people/language/sme3.html   (336 words)

 English Teaching Forum Online – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Thus, Standard Malaysian English, which is patterned on Received Pronunciation (RP), was chosen as a model, although students were frequently exposed to British and American English as other models.
They were no longer afraid that their English would make them the laughingstock of the class, and they were no longer embarrassed to use English when speaking to classmates, lecturers, or even strangers.
In fact, a Malaysian who speaks English with a stress-timed rhythm (as opposed to a syllable-timed rhythm) or with nativelike intonation patterns is likely to be met with suspicion and derision.
exchanges.state.gov /forum/vols/vol39/no3/p10.htm   (2670 words)

 Malaysia Links
Malaysian bank that provides commercial banking and personal banking.
The Malaysian bank, BSN, is a statutory body under the Ministry of Finance, with branches all over Malysia.
BNM is the Malaysian central bank, promoting monetary and financial stability and fostering a sound and progressive financial sector.
www.financewise.com /public/edit/asia/malaysia/malaysia-links.htm   (857 words)

 eloka.com - eBookstore :: Bookstore :: e-Publisher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Malaysian Flavours, a multicultural cocktail of a book, gives you delicious insights into the Malaysian psyche and the peculiar ways of its society.
By looking at the way Malaysian live, eat, drive and speak, unsavoury traits, cross-cultural infractions, remembrance of things past, to the nostalgic memory of watching her grandmother dress, the author captures the essence of being Malaysian.
She holds degrees in English and education from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and a Doctorate in Education from the U.S. Su Kim was a columnist for The Star, the leading Malaysian English-language daily, from 1993 to 1996.
www.eloka.com /main/display.asp?pID=603   (358 words)

 Verbal and Non
Language choice was focussed on the choice of languages and varieties of languages in situations: within the family, with peers in the university, in asking for direction when one loses one's way, in the choice of newspapers and RTV programmes according to language medium.
Another reason for the ethnic-centred answer among the Malays may be explained from their position in the Malaysian society, specifically in terms of being members of the majority group with certain privileges given to them as indigenous people.
However, English cannot be subtracted from this role as it has become a most visible feature in the linguistic habits of Malaysians, particularly those in the urban areas.
members.aol.com /wignesh/myhomepage/8verbal_and_non.htm   (5199 words)

 Language in India
The illustrations are effective and appropriate for Malaysian culture but fail to give a visual representation of the Western world, even though one of the goals of the textbook is to introduce students to the world.
English Form 1 is strong on ideology but weaker on teaching specific language skills that are necessary for surviving in the English speaking world.
Speaking poetry helps students develop the rhythm of English (p.31), and intonation is directly taught when students are asked to read a dialogue and properly inflect their voices to portray what the character is feeling (v.32).
www.languageinindia.com /june2005/wakemanmalaysiatesol2.html   (2159 words)

 Saran Kaur Gill - Book: International Communication - English Language Challenges for Malaysia
This is clearly explicated in the field of higher education, especially in the contrast between the selection of the medium of instruction policy for private and public institutions of higher learning in line with Malaysia’s aspirations to be the regional centre for education and the resulting implications for the multi-ethnic population.
The common thread is that of the development of English in the nation leading onto varieties of English and the all important issue of standards of English for international communication.
This research investigates: how Malaysian linguists perceive and categorise the sub-varieties of Malaysian English, as spoken by select speakers, along the lectal continuum; whether gatekeepers (those who posess decision-making powers in the respective organizations) regard the same select speakers acceptable for delivering business presentations to different audiences, both internal and external to the organization.
www.angelfire.com /moon/simran/book.htm   (3177 words)

 EDUCATION IN MALAYSIA: English is Malaysian
Typical "positions" would have meant the minister harping on how English is the language of commerce, the lingua franca of the top academic community, the means of communication with half the world's population (or thereabouts anyway).
Learning English is certainly not the national obsession that it has become in some countries.
The quality of the teachers, the environment conducive to speaking English, the standards of the English syllabus and the resolve of the Ministry officials are all critical to raising the standards of English in Malaysia, besides just a mindset change.
educationmalaysia.blogspot.com /2005/08/english-is-malaysian.html   (659 words)

 English G301:Reading 1C   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The report basically states that the many different forms of English spoken throughout the world, kn own also as 'liberation linguistics', are not to be accepted as a correct form of Standard English.
Quirk states that by settling for lower standards of English, these non-native speakers are limiting themselves in their future career paths.
By solely allowing Standard English as an acceptabl e form of the language, are we in fact limiting those who have a firm grasp on their form of English?
www.iupui.edu /~sharrin/1c.html   (247 words)

 Malaysian Tamils and Tamil Linguistic Culture
That was the proposal, made early in 1994, to allow some science teaching to go on in English, because of the generally low level of knowledge of English among Malaysians (code for: among Malays) which would jeopardize Malaysia's ability to modernize and become an industrialized nation any time soon.
In the case of English, which is perceived in some ways as a buffer against Hindi (and Sinhala) efforts are ambivalent, and many of those who decry angilak kalappu use English and even send their children to English-medium schools.
The result is that English is still the main language of higher education in Tamilnadu; in Sri Lanka the battle to replace English with Sinhala, even in higher education, has been much more intense.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~haroldfs/messeas/maltamil/MALAYSIA.html   (1002 words)

Most of the respondents were using the language in which they were educated, and that was English.
            Another reason for the ethnic-centred answer among the Malays may be explained from their position in the Malaysian society, specifically in terms of being members of the majority group with certain privileges given to them as indigenous people.
  However, English cannot be subtracted from this role as it has become a most visible feature in the linguistic habits of Malaysians, particularly those in the urban areas.
members.aol.com /wignesh/7asmahomar.htm   (5450 words)

 Manglish at AllExperts
Manglish (or sometimes Malglish or Mangled English) is the colloquial version of the English language as spoken in Malaysia and it is a portmanteau of the word Malay and English.
In old Malaya, English was the language of the British administration whilst Malay was spoken as the lingua franca of the street.
However, the influence of American English modes of expression and slang is strong, particularly among Malaysian youth.
en.allexperts.com /e/m/ma/manglish.htm   (1358 words)

 EDUCATION: No Colonial Hangups as Malays Rush to Learn English
Apparently, the difficulties that Malays have in competing in a rapidly globalising world is being attributed by the older generation to their failure to master English and even to turning their backs on the language in 1970 in a wave of nationalism.
English tuition centres are mushrooming in shop houses, schools and homes and wherever space is available.
''English has to be learned as a languageàit can't be acquired by learning science and mathematics in English,'' said a school headmaster who had opposed the scheme and asked not to be named.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=29996   (1422 words)

 The I’mPerfect Mom » Manglish 101: An introduction to Malaysian English
Malaysian English is, in a nutshell, heavily peppered with uniquely Malaysian colloquialisms.
If you ask a Malaysian for directions, don’t be surprised to get English that’s been repackaged to what may be a totally undiscernible language.
To my Malaysian friends, you won’t know how bad our English is until you go to a country where the language is almost always spoken (if not always written or punctuated) correctly.
theimperfectmom.com /?p=821   (836 words)

 (16 June 98) A Malaysian Journal: Malaysian Moment in Geneva
The "Journey" book I've mentioned before had a more polished and literary quality to its writing; it was authored by a Bumiputra man with a bit of Portuguese background, the Flavours book is by a woman with a mix of Malaccan Bumiputra and ethnic Chinese background.
Between my poorly-learned high school Spanish and French, and the usual fallback to English, I could never predict what language my next response to the waiter would be in, even as I was speaking.
When the first course was brought to our table, the two Malaysian gentlemen took it upon themselves to dish out the soup for the rest of us.
www.bbiw.net /amj/AMJ-05-MalaysianGeneva.htm   (1045 words)

 USIA and English Language Teacher Training Support in East Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
English Teaching Fellows are assigned throughout the region: Joan Matlock at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China; Merton Bland at the College of Social Science & Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and Peter Quamo at the U.S. Information Service in Rangoon, Burma.
At the forefront of English teaching in Thailand, CULI seminars are a lightning rod of academic developments in Thailand.
English Teaching Fellow (ETF) Cristina Schoonmaker spent the past year working with the Ministry of Education of Thailand to implement the following reforms: to introduce English as a required subject at grade one and to switch from grammar-based learning to a communicative method of teaching English at the primary and secondary school levels.
dosfan.lib.uic.edu /usia/E-USIA/education/engteaching/rpts/ea.htm   (3267 words)

 SEAP Film List - Malaysia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This genre, whose origins are closely related to rice farming, combines song with dance united by sung poetry called "pantun." The choreography expresses the movements of farmers as they spread rice to dry; and pantun also is characteristic of those tradionally sung while spreading rice.
She tricks him into marrying her later, and causes a social upheaval in her village by encouraging other women to be more independent and by enticing other men to have affairs with her.
Asanin and her dance troupe rehearse in the beauty and tranquility of Langkawi, an island considered to be a spiritual center of Malaysian mysticism.
www.einaudi.cornell.edu /southeastasia/outreach/film/mfilm.html   (2391 words)

 Singaporean-Malaysian English
However, my main point was that we Malaysians are confused by how native speakers use English.
The way native speakers of English use their language can generate mixed signals, and I think this is one of the sources of SME (the variety of English used in Singapore and Malaysia).
The curious thing about Malaysian usage is, Malaysians will say “I stay in Taman Gembira” but teach our children that animals live (not stay) in the jungle.
thestar.com.my /english/story.asp?file=/2005/3/17/features/10335183&sec=features   (0 words)

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