English is an Asian Language: Do Our Textbooks Reflect This?

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Toh Knon Peng (1997)
  • Publisher: Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia (TEFLIN)
  • Journal: TEFLIN Journal (issn: 0215-773X)
  • Subject: Language and Literature | P | Philology. Linguistics | P1-1091

Abstract: Because of the economic boom, the extensive use of English, and the vital process of acculturation, English is now used in South East Asia to communicate amongst South East Asians, to express sociocultural meanings. Hence English should not be treated as a foreign language and learners of English should be firmly grounded in their own culture, traditions and values.
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