BA (English), Prince of Songkla University, 2009
Susan Fitzmaurice, Oksana Afitska
language maintenance, language shift, family language policy
My research focuses on the maintenance of Patani Malay among Malay Muslims in Thailand. Patani Malay is a language spoken by Malay Muslims who make up over 75% of the population in Thailand's southern border provinces. Due to the change of linguistic ecology, Patani Malay is gradually substituted by Standard Thai especially among young generations.