Language, Education and Nation-building

Assimilation and Shift in Southeast Asia

  • Peter Sercombe
  • Ruanni Tupas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Khin Khin Aye, Peter Sercombe
    Pages 148-164
  3. Kimmo Kosonen, Kirk R. Person
    Pages 200-231
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 262-264

About this book


This volume tracks the complex relationships between language, education and nation-building in Southeast Asia, focusing on how language policies have been used by states and governments as instruments of control, assimilation and empowerment. Leading scholars have contributed chapters each representing one of the countries in the region.


Minority Languages mother tongues Southeast Asia ASEAN multilingual education education education policy identity

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Sercombe
    • 1
  • Ruanni Tupas
    • 2
  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityUK
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationSingapore

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