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    A Pedagogical Perspective of Translanguaging in the ASEAN Context: A Lesson from Blogging 

    Deocampo, Marilyn Fernandez (2016)

    The focus of this study is to highlight how multilingual society such as in the Philippines and Singapore use translanguaging (Garcia, 2009), an umbrella term which is more than hybrid languages (Gutierrez et al., 1999) and code-switching and code-mixing (Bautista 2004; Mahootian, 2006) in journalistic blogs provided by yahoo.sg and yahoo.ph. Translanguaging is a linguistic resource used by various respondents to express their thoughts and feelings. The data in this study suggests that the majority of the participants exhibit a h...
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    "Ante et Retro Occulata": Looking Back and Looking Forward 

    Foley, Joseph A. (2014)

    This article briefly looks at what changes might occur linguistically with the widening of English within ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) while at the same time looking at the changes that have taken place in both the language and attitude in the history of English in its country of origin in terms of two forms of imperative: the cooperative and the territorial. In one case, the cooperative imperative is seen as a need to continually modify the language in order to communicate with people within new contexts and cultures. On the other, the...
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    Medical Mysteries: Madness, Magic, Malevolent Doctors in Contemporary Thai Horror Film 

    Ancuta, Katarzyna (2014)

    For some inexplicable reason, contemporary Thai horror fi lms seem to be obsessively featuring members of medical profession as central fi gures of evil, capable of committing unspeakable crimes and not even once presenting them in a more positive light. By doing so, the fi lms in question upset the typical horror balance of good doctors vs. mad/evil doctors and make one wonder about the possible rationale behind such negative representation of the profession. This article argues that the negative portrayal of medical professionals in con...
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    English language education in Thailand and AEC 2015 

    Rajeevnath, Ramnath (2015-06)

    This paper will shed light on how Thailand, which is a key player in ASEAN should reposition itself to the English language and education needs of AEC 2015. I will provide a brief overview ASEAN 2015 and examine the current status of English language teaching in Thailand before considering the role of English in education. I will introduce the concept of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and point out the differences between the time honored tradition of using English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) b...
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    The use of English as a lingua franca in translation 

    Foley, J. A.; Deocampo, M. F. (2016-01)

    In translation, not only two languages but two cultures come into contact which means that translators must consider who wrote the text, when, why, for whom and who is now reading it and for what purpose. In the wake of rapid technological advances and the need to spread information quickly and efficiently, translation has grown in importance in the globalized world. So has its reliance on English in its role as a global lingua franca. English is often being used for ‘interculturalizing’ native languages but it is also true that E...
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    The Portrait of a City: Lawrence Osborne’s Bangkok Days 

    Klemm, Alexander J. (2012-07)

    The novel Bangkok Days (2009) by Lawrence Osborne offers reflections on the identity of Thailand’s capital and its expatriate residents. The novel taps into Westerners’ imagination and misconceptions of Asia and their fascination with Bangkok. Through a semi-fictional narrative where personal experiences of a wandering narrator, subjective impressions and historical facts merge, the novel attempts to disentangle many of Bang-kok’s apparent complexities and enigmas. This paper seeks to analyze Bangkok Days ’ portrayal of the city and its ...
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    Literature in the Web of Language Teaching 

    Rajeevnath Ramnath (2012-12)
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    TEACHING TO WRITE RIGHT : LOOKING AT THE "PROCESS" 

    Foley, Joseph (2012)

    This study investigated the language choices in the writing of freshmen students at an English medium university in Thailand in response to visual stimuli. The study involved identifying the genres and the lexico-grammatical features associated with such genres. 600 samples of writing were collected but only 72 were randomly selected from 12 students in order to compare their progress over a period of 14 weeks (one semester). The framework for the analysis of the students writing was based on a detailed approach to these texts as semantic...
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    Developing Academic Writing in a Business Oriented University 

    Foley, Joseph (2013-01)

    This research investigated the development of language choices in the Academic writing of students at an English-medium university in Thailand. The first part involved looking at the writing in the first semester of their English program at the university, representing the level of the students’ writing on entry into the university. Seventy two samples of first year students’ writing were collected, but only 12 were randomly selected for this study in order to compare their progress over a period of 14 weeks (first semester). The secon...
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    Cultures of learning 

    Berendt, Erich (2008)
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    Teaching methodology for ESL students in Singapore 

    Pimporn Chandee (2009)

    ESL in Singapore is dominated by the complexity of her linguistic environment, identity, and the government's language policy. Since English is one of the official languages in Singapore, it is inevitable that English is used in everyday conversation. However, the cultural differences from the countries of the inner circle inevitably put pressure on inner circle linguistic norms. English must change when it arrives in the countries of outer circle such as Singapore. This trend is to meet the communicative needs of communities whose social s...
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    The great English-language deficiency hype 

    Takahashi, Kimie (Bangkok Post, 2012-02-12)

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