2014
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.02.038
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Maintenance of Mother Tongue: Patterns of Language Choice at the Malaysian-Thai Border

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“…The researcher has chosen to use this questionnaire as a basic tool and it incorporated more than half of the nine criteria that determine the vitality and endangerment of a language (International Expert Meeting on UNESCO Programme: Safeguarding of the Endangered Languages, 2003). Besides, this instrument has been validated and widely used by many researchers (Mostafizar Rahman, Chan, & Nadzimah, 2007;Leo & Abdullah, 2013;Awal, Jaafar, Mis, & Lateh, 2014).The questionnaire was adapted, piloted and modified to meet the researcher's requirements and objectives of the research. More items were added to Yeh, Chan, and Cheng (2004)'s questionnaire as it was felt that they would be able to elicit more pertinent information that could be useful for an insightful discussion.…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The researcher has chosen to use this questionnaire as a basic tool and it incorporated more than half of the nine criteria that determine the vitality and endangerment of a language (International Expert Meeting on UNESCO Programme: Safeguarding of the Endangered Languages, 2003). Besides, this instrument has been validated and widely used by many researchers (Mostafizar Rahman, Chan, & Nadzimah, 2007;Leo & Abdullah, 2013;Awal, Jaafar, Mis, & Lateh, 2014).The questionnaire was adapted, piloted and modified to meet the researcher's requirements and objectives of the research. More items were added to Yeh, Chan, and Cheng (2004)'s questionnaire as it was felt that they would be able to elicit more pertinent information that could be useful for an insightful discussion.…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The use of more than one language is a reflection of the fact that Surabaya is a multilingual community. In this setting people have varieties of language use based on their need and motivation [12]; in other words, language choice happens in multilingual societies as they have more than two languages [13]. The proper choice of a language is salient [12].…”
Section: B Evidence Of Being Bilingual and Multilingual Netizensmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The proper choice of a language is salient [12]. Due to the wrong choice of language or variety, the goal of communication is not achieved and it would be in a disadvantageous position [13].…”
Section: B Evidence Of Being Bilingual and Multilingual Netizensmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Other than postoperative factors mentioned above, the difference in test performance could reflect lower proficiency in English compared to Malay because in this region, English is commonly the second or third language after Malay and their mothertongue. 33 The importance of delirium assessment tools that are familiar to the language and culture of patients is therefore, highlighted by this finding.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%