Laluan luar biasa ahli bahasa
Sunday, 13 December 2020
BH conducted an exclusive survey on the topic of Youth and Malay language to analyse the use of Malay Language among Malay/Muslim youth. The survey findings indicate that the Malay Language was still relevant to the identity of Malay/Muslim Singaporean, however, the chance of speaking the language in school and workplace had been reduced. 2Min/MOE Mohamad Maliki Osman said that the challenge of preserving and expanding the use of the mother tongue was not easy, especially with the widespread use of English due to globalisation and the influence of social media. Malay language researcher Mohamed Pitchay Gani Mohamed Abdul Aziz said that the findings of the survey were a reflection of the situation of Malay language speakers at the moment. Associate Professor Mukhlis Abu Bakar from the Asian Languages & Cultures (ALC) Academic Group, NIE, NTU said that by adopting a social approach in language, we are able to understand the diversity in language.
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