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Malay loan words across different dialects of English

  • Peter Tan

An explanation of how words from Malay are used in English and exhibited in various dictionaries, particularly with regard to Malaysia and Singapore

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Kamus Dewan, Third Edition. 1994. Sheikh Othman bin Sheikh Salim, et al. , eds. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
OED2 = The Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition. 1989. Simpson, J. A. & Weiner, E. S. C., eds. Oxford: Clarendon Press. CD-ROM version 1.11, 1994.
Macquarie Dictionary, Third Edition. 1997. Delbridge, A., et al. , eds. North Ryde, NSW: Macquarie Library.
TCEED1 = Times-Chambers Essential English Dictionary, First Edition. 1995. Higgleton, Elaine & Seaton, Anne, eds. Singapore: Federal & Chambers. Published in the UK by Chambers Harrap (Edinburgh) under the title Harrap's Essential English Dictionary.
TCEED2 = Times-Chambers Essential English Dictionary, Second Edition. 1997. Higgleton, Elaine, Ooi, Vincent, et al. , eds. Singapore: Federal & Chambers.
Adamson, Sylvia. 1989. ‘With double tongue: Diglossia, stylistics and the teaching of English’. In Short, Mick (ed.), Reading Analysing and Teaching Literature, pp. 204–40. London: Longman.
Butler, Susan. 1996. ‘World English in an Asian context: The Macquarie Dictionary Project’. In World Englishes 15 (3): 347–57.
Carter, Ronald. 1987. Vocabulary. London: Routledge.
Heah, Carmel L H. 1989. The Influence of English on the Lexical Expansion of Bahasa Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
McArthur, Tom. 1998. The English Languages. Cambridge: University Press.
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