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Colloquial Malay
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Colloquial Malay

By Richard Winstedt

Singapore: Kelly and Walsh. Board_book. Fair +. This is a companion volume to Winstedt's better known Dictionary of Colloquial Malay. The book includes about forty pages on grammar, a few pages on proverbs, while the bulk consists of sample conversations with rulers, chiefs and staff. The final section is on the Jawi script. 161 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia Much of the back strip has come away and the cover is loose, i.e. the book needs rebinding. Otherwise the rest of the binding is firm, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$22.30

Code Switching in Malaysia
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Code Switching in Malaysia

By Maya Kemlani David & Others (eds)

Frankfurt: Peter Lang Gmbh, 2009. Hardcover. New. In an increasingly globally exposed and multiracial society like Malaysia, the section of the population which can speak more than one language is growing. This naturally leads to increased mixing of languages, code switching, in common speech. In this collection of essays the contributors examine how code switching works in the domestic, educational and business domains. 230 pages with a bibliography and index. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$75.80

English in a Globalised Environment - Investigating an Emerging Variety of English
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English in a Globalised Environment - Investigating an Emerging Variety of English

By Zuraidah Mohd Don (ed)

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2006. Paperback. New. A wide ranging collection of essays from staff of the English Department of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Malaya. The purpose of the volume is to demonstrate the varying theoretical and practical perspectives and approaches current in linguistics with a particular focus on English language learning and use in Malaysia. 381 pages Weight 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.84

Malay (Colloquial): Bill dan John Di-Tanah Melayu
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Malay (Colloquial): Bill dan John Di-Tanah Melayu

By CR Barron

CR Barron. Paperback. Very Good. A fairly thorough introduction to the Malay language for British forces. Each chapter is a piece of Malay conversation or prose accompanied by explanatory vocabulary and grammar sections. Translations of each chapter into English are at the end of the book, which also has a military glossary and further vocabulary. 160 pages Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a bit of wear and there is a stain on the inside front cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$55.74

Dictionary of Colloquial Malay
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Dictionary of Colloquial Malay

By Richard Winstedt

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1945. Hardcover. Good. A handy small dictionary of the Malay spoken in homes and the streets by one of the foremost British experts of the time on Malay culture, history and language. Foreign origins of words and words used in dialects spoken in different parts of Malaya are noted. 176 pages Weight 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has spotting and stains and there is a half inch tear at the foot of the spine. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$26.75

A Pocket Guide to Practical Military Malay
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A Pocket Guide to Practical Military Malay

By RC Whipps

Singapore: Kelly and Walsh, 1952. Paperback. Good. A basic Malay phrase book with a selection of Malay proverbs and a vocabulary for British soldiers during the 'Emergency.' The contents are a rather sad commentary on the mindset of the author and probably many of his colleagues. The phrases are mostly commands and, while there are plenty of admonitions for bad behaviour, there is not a single phrase of encouragement or appreciation. There is a foreword by Mubin Sheppard. 73 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover shows signs of use with several dirt marks and stains and there is an inch slit at the top of the spine. Some of the pages have bumped corners. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$33.44

Haraban Kadazandusun 1050 Idioms
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Haraban Kadazandusun 1050 Idioms

By Benedict Topin

Sabah, Malaysia: Kadazandusun Cultural Association, 2002. Paperback. New. A collection of Kadazandusun idioms with translations into English. Examples include inturu korudai, a chameleon's seventh change of colours, i.e. an untrustworthy person; miakia sunsulit, dancing river bird, i.e. a habit of eating at others' expense and nababasan do loun, fed up with old stale rice, i.e. familiarity breed contempt. 67 pages Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$22.30

Code - Switching as a Discourse Mode: A Study of a Kadazandusun Family
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Code - Switching as a Discourse Mode: A Study of a Kadazandusun Family

By Jeannet Stephen

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning Universiti Malaywsia Sabah, 2001. Paperback. New. This study concentrates on methods of language discourse amongst those who have Bahasa Melayu as their first language, but are living in a society where Kadazandusun is still one of the main methods of communication. Such individuals are termed to be 'passively bilingual'. The author argues that such Kadazandusun speakers do not necessarily contribute to the disappearance of Kadazandusun, but rather that their attempt to communicate in the language helps it to stay alive. 60 pages Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.61

Bibliografi Dialek Melayu di Pulau Jawa, Bali dan Sri Lanka
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Bibliografi Dialek Melayu di Pulau Jawa, Bali dan Sri Lanka

By James T Collins

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1995. First edition. Paperback. Near Fine. A bibliography of literature on the Malay dialects spoken in Java, Bali and Sri Lanka with the entries annotated in Malay. 213 pages Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The book looks new and unread except for some minor scuffing of the text block.

$55.74

Bilingualism: Its Relationship with Intelligence and Academic Achievement
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Bilingualism: Its Relationship with Intelligence and Academic Achievement

By Nor Azmi Mostafa

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2004. First edition. Paperback. As New. Although in multi-lingual countries, more often than not, it is speakers of minority languages who are bilingual, there's often a hope that the majority language speakers might pick up the habit as well. In this work, the author argues that the chances of this happening would be increased if there were greater a consciousness of bilingualism in education and elsewhere and some planning that could increase bilingualism. The book includes suggestions of how to bring this about based on the author's research. 128 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.15

Linguistic Journey of a Bilingual Child

By Kuang Ching Hei

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press , 2012. First edition. Paperback. New. This book records the linguistic journey of a Malaysian Chinese child in acquiring the ability to speak Mandarin and English simultaneously. 233 pages including bibliography and index. 0.5kg

$13.38

A Critical Survey of Studies on Malay and Bahasa Indonesia
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A Critical Survey of Studies on Malay and Bahasa Indonesia

By A Teeuw

The Hague, Netherlands: Koninklijk Institut Voor Taal-, Land- En Volkenkunde, 1961. Hardcover. Good. This noted Malay language scholar attempts to list and evaluate 'publications devoted to or important for the study of Malay and Bahasa Indonesia.' Teeuw sets out to be as complete as possible, not only covering books dedicated to the language but also articles in professional periodicals as well. 176 pages including an extensive bibliography and list of periodicals and text books. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia This is an ex-library book with labels on the inside back cover and on a rear end paper and stamps on the title page and text block. The cover is clean and the end papers are tanned. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.

$33.44

Handbook of the Malay Language
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Handbook of the Malay Language

By Kelly & Walsh

Singapore: Kelly and Walsh, 1937. Eleventh edition. Paperback. Very Good. A once popular handbook for tourists and residents attempting to make a start on the Malay language. Now mainly a treasure of what was deemed necessary for communication between Europeans and Malayans at the zenith of British rule in the country. The book includes a brief grammar and vocabulary and handy phrases when disembarking from a ship, travelling in a hack-carriage and while at home, the hotel or the office. 75 pages. Weight 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia The booklet is in quite remarkable condition with just a couple of small marks on the cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$55.74

Chinese Names: The Traditions Surrounding the Use of Chinese Surnames and Personal Names
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Chinese Names: The Traditions Surrounding the Use of Chinese Surnames and Personal Names

By Russell Jones

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications, 1997. Paperback. Very Good. The author initially carried out research for this work in Penang between 1957 and 1959 and the results were published in 1959 by the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. Jones updated his research in 1995, which enabled him to produce this more up to date and expanded edition. The work is extensive covering such aspects as the components of names,variations in these, characters used, Western spellings and the changing of names. The work mainly concentrates on names used in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien and Teochew. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The book is still in its original shrink wrapping but appears to have some scuff and minor dirt marks on the text block

$20.07

The Malay Language and How to Learn It
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The Malay Language and How to Learn It

By CN Maxwell

Kuala Lumpur: Kyle, Palmer & Co, 1933. Second printing. Board_book. Very Good. Although the author may not be related to the better known Malay language authority, William Edward Maxwell, he does have a road in Ipoh, Perak, named after him. After a forty year service in Malaya he authored this unusual language manual, in that it is not a comprehensive grammar or phrase book, but rather a perambulation around the language, dispensing tips on learning en route. The book was probably quite popular at the time since this book is its second printing. 94 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia There are a few minor marks on the cover and there is slight bumping of the spine and corners. There is a bookseller's sticker and a neat personal stamp on the inside front cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$53.51

Proto-Malayic: the reconstruction of its phonology and parts of its morphology and lexicon

By Adelaar, K Alexander

Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, Australian National University, 1992. First edition. Paperback. Good. This work is a revised PhD thesis of the author where, as a result of extensive field work in Borneo, he seeks to determine elements of the grammar and vocabulary of the Proto-Malayic language, from which it is thought that all Malay languages and dialects stem. By using established linguistic techniques he also seeks to determine the geographical origin of the original Proto-Malayic speakers. The work is out of print and is made available to customers of the Penang Bookshelf with the permission of the author. 266 pages including two appendices, a list of references and an index. The book's chapters are 1 - Introduction, 2 - Phonological Description of the Malayic Isolects, 3 - The Reconstruction of Proto-Malayic Phonemes, 4 - Proto Malayic Word Structure, 5 - Proto Malayic Lexicon, 6 - Proto Malayic Affixes, 7 - The Changes from Proto Malayo Polynesian to Proto Malayic, 8 - Conclusions. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia This is an ex-library book with a small label on the spine and another one on a front end paper as well as a stamp on the same page and on the top text block. The spine and the top of the front cover are slightly sunned. The binding is tight and the text clear with no tanning throughout.

$40.13

Borneo and the Homeland of the Malays : Four Essays

By James T. Collins & Awang Sariyan [eds]

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka, 2006. Paperback. New. 23-10-16. A collection of papers presented at a colloquium in 2000 entitled 'Borneo as the Homeland of Malay', which differs somewhat from the misleading title of this book. The five papers by James Collins, Peter Bellwood, Robert Blust, Bernd Nothofer & Bernard Sellato, respectively. discuss the idea of language homelands with special reference to Austronesian languages, the archaeological and linguistic evidence for Borneo being the Malay language homeland, the comparative claims of Indo-China being the homeland of the language, the place of Sasak and Madurese in the Malay language spectrum and the geographic, historic implications of Borneo being the language's homeland. 135 pages with a bibliography and index.

$26.75

Indo-Sanskrit Loan-Words in Malay

By MAJ Beg

Kuala Lumpur: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1981. First edition. Paperback. Good. 2-8-15. Indian influence in the Malay archipelago stretched from about 200 BC to about 1500 AD, preceding Arab and then European influences. This pamphlet reminds the reader of the extent to which that influence remains in the languages spoken there today. Although the words are not many, the frequency with which they are used is significant. 54 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia There is a crease across the front cover which persists for the first three or four pages of the book. The binding is tight and the text clear with very mild tanning throughout.

$24.52

The Malay Peoples of Malaysia and Their Languages
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The Malay Peoples of Malaysia and Their Languages

By Asmah Haji Omar

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. This book came out of the UNESCO Malay Cultural Study Project started in 1975. UNESCO defined the term 'Malay' as all Austronesian peoples in the archipelago. The purpose of the project was to produce a handbook of all the languages spoken by these peoples. The author was responsible for the Malaysian section of the project. In this book she gives an outline of all the 23 languages spoken by these peoples in Malaysia, including those of indigenous peoples in Borneo, but not those on the peninsula. There is also an ethnographic sketch of each community. 682 pages Weight 1.2kg Post free within Malaysia Apart from a minimal amount of dirt and spotting on the text block, the book looks new

$66.89

Belajar Tulisan Jawi/Learn Jawi
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Belajar Tulisan Jawi/Learn Jawi

By Haji Abdul Razak Hamid & Haji Mokhtar Mohd Dom

Kuala Lumpur: Penerbit Fajar Bakti, 1977. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. A handbook for learning the Jawi script which was used as the Malay script before the introduction of the current Rumi (Romanised) script. This was probably the first such textbook published following the Rumi spelling reforms of 1972. The explantory text is in both English and Malay. 367 pages with many exercises. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a bit of wear around the edges and bumping at the top and bottom right corners on the front. The binding is tight and the text clear with minimal tanning throughout.

$49.05

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