English vs Manglish

Topics: English language, Malay language, Manglish Pages: 4 (697 words) Published: December 11, 2012
English Language Awareness Mock Lecture by
Miss Thanusia d/o Devaraj (880915-43-5570)

This lecture is prepared to create an awareness for learners on the importance of Standard English in academic and formal settings but also at the same time to be conscious of the communicative function of Manglish.

Subject : English Language  Topic: Language Awareness - Manglish versus Standard English  Language Proficiency : Upper Intermediate/ Advance 

€ To

understand and differentiate the usage of Standard English and Manglish. € To integrate communicative language activities with language awareness. € To test learners speaking skills (intonation and stress ² basic) € To test students basic dialogue writing skills

€ An

introduction on the topic :

The definition of Manglish and its origins.

‡ Manglish or Malonish (or sometimes Malglish or Mangled English) is an English based Creole spoken in Malaysia and it is a blend of the words Malay and English. ‡The vocabulary of Manglish consists of words originating from English, Malay, Hokkien, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil and also, elements of American and Australian slang that have come through from imported television series. ‡ The Malaysian Manglish is sometimes known as Rojak or Bahasa Rojak but it differs from the Rojak language by the usage of English as the base language.

The definition of Standard English and its application.
Standard English
Standard English refers to whatever form of the English language is accepted as a national norm in an Anglophone country. (A country which practices English as their native language) It encompasses grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. In Malaysia, our standard English originate from Britain (British English) and is often used for formal occasions (Meeting, Speeches and etc.) Standard English (British English) is the second language of our country. The education sector uses the Standard English as the medium for all academic and...
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