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The Resource Taming Babel : language in the making of Malaysia, Rachel Leow, (electronic resource)

Taming Babel : language in the making of Malaysia, Rachel Leow, (electronic resource)

Label
Taming Babel : language in the making of Malaysia
Title
Taming Babel
Title remainder
language in the making of Malaysia
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Leow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Taming Babel sheds new light on the role of language in the making of modern postcolonial Asian nations. Focusing on one of the most linguistically diverse territories in the British Empire, Rachel Leow explores the profound anxieties generated by a century of struggles to govern the polyglot subjects of British Malaya and postcolonial Malaysia. The book ranges across a series of key moments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in which British and Asian actors wrought quiet battles in the realm of language: in textbooks and language classrooms; in dictionaries, grammars and orthographies; in propaganda and psychological warfare; and in the very planning of language itself. Every attempt to tame Chinese and Malay languages resulted in failures of translation, competence, and governance, exposing both the deep fragility of a monoglot state in polyglot milieux, and the essential untameable nature of languages in motion.--
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Leow, Rachel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language policy
  • Language policy
  • Multilingualism
  • Malay language
  • Chinese language
  • Postcolonialism
  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
Label
Taming Babel : language in the making of Malaysia, Rachel Leow, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316563007
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Colonial State -- The technocrats : challenges of governance in a polyglot society -- The knowledge producers : taming sounds, scripts and selves -- Part II. Word Wars -- The lexicographers : dictionaries and the making of postwar politics -- The propagandists : public relations, psychological warfare and the making of the influential state -- Part III. The Postcolonial State -- The language planners : Dewan Bahasa in the invention and constriction of the postcolonial nation-state -- Postscript -- Appendices -- Glossary
Control code
CR9781316563007
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316602607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953552474
Label
Taming Babel : language in the making of Malaysia, Rachel Leow, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316563007
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The Colonial State -- The technocrats : challenges of governance in a polyglot society -- The knowledge producers : taming sounds, scripts and selves -- Part II. Word Wars -- The lexicographers : dictionaries and the making of postwar politics -- The propagandists : public relations, psychological warfare and the making of the influential state -- Part III. The Postcolonial State -- The language planners : Dewan Bahasa in the invention and constriction of the postcolonial nation-state -- Postscript -- Appendices -- Glossary
Control code
CR9781316563007
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 261 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316602607
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953552474

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