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The Development and Evolution of Language Policies in Southeast Asia: Case Studies of Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2024.060209 | Downloads: 12 | Views: 154


Chenruixue Luo 1


1 School of Foreign Languages, Zhaotong University, Zhaotong, 657000, China

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Chenruixue Luo


This paper explores the development and evolution of language policies in three Southeast Asian countries: Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Through a retrospective and analysis of the language policy history of these countries, this study aims to reveal the challenges they face in language usage, education, and cultural heritage, as well as corresponding policy adjustments and evolutions. The research finds that the language policies of these three countries are influenced by a variety of factors including multiculturalism, religion, and history, each adopting different approaches to address language diversity. Additionally, the paper examines the impact of globalization on the language policies of these countries, and their roles in maintaining country identity and promoting international exchanges.


Southeast Asia, Language Policy, Multiculturalism


Chenruixue Luo, The Development and Evolution of Language Policies in Southeast Asia: Case Studies of Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2024) Vol. 6: 58-64. DOI:


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