A Language Maintenance Project in Malaysia

Efforts to use Chinese community languages in everyday life

  • Teresa Wai See Ong Griffith University
Keywords: Chinese community languages, Malaysia, Language maintenance

Abstract

This project report focuses on the efforts made by three groups of participants to maintain the use of Chinese community languages in everyday life in Penang, Malaysia. The results suggest that the many efforts made by participants indicate that the Chinese community in Penang is keen to maintain their community languages to pass on to future generations.

Published
2019-11-29
How to Cite
Ong, T. (2019). A Language Maintenance Project in Malaysia. TEANGA, the Journal of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, 26, 107–115. https://doi.org/10.35903/teanga.v26i0.90
Section
Project Reports