The Many Faces of Malaysian English

  title={The Many Faces of Malaysian English},
  author={Jantmary Thirusanku and Melor Md. Yunus},
This paper provides a brief description on the aspect of Malaysian English lexis. It starts off with the developmental cycles of new varieties of English based on three main models by three main scholars, namely, Kachru’s three concentric circles of Englishes (1994), Moag’s life-cycle model (1982), and Schneider’s dynamic model (2007). It discusses the emergence and development of Malaysian English, the nonnative variety. It also explains Baskaran’s three levels of the lectal continuum… CONTINUE READING
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