A new revolution in Malays' names: The association of identity identification with English language learning perception

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Abstract

A way of living that is based on values, customs, norms, and religion often forms one's racial as well as national characteristics. Nevertheless, names being an important identity marker for Malays in Malaysia as Muslims, seem to be loosely related to representing their religious identity today. This is because their identity as Muslims is ironically manifested in their English-resembled names (à la English names) instead of Arabic names, which clearly indicates their disregard for Islamic teachings. However, looking on the positive side, the à la English names of the Malays can perhaps play a major role in motivating them to improve and master their English. In essence, the study examines whether the Malays' perception towards their à la English names as part of their identity could motivate them to learn English. The results revealed that there was a correlation between these two variables of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Pages427-430
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781138001213
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014
Event2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science, ICIBSoS 2013 - Jakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 04 Nov 201305 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameRecent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013

Other

Other2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Science, ICIBSoS 2013
CountryIndonesia
CityJakarta
Period04/11/1305/11/13

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  • Sociology and Political Science

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Amin, N. M., & Abdul Rahman, N. A. (2014). A new revolution in Malays' names: The association of identity identification with English language learning perception. In Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013 (pp. 427-430). (Recent Trends in Social and Behaviour Sciences - Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Interdisciplinary Behavior and Social Sciences 2013, ICIBSoS 2013). Taylor and Francis - Balkema.