Podcast about Tom Hoogervorst’s latest book on Sino-Malay texts

Podcast about Tom Hoogervorst’s latest book Language ungoverned: Indonesia’s Chinese print entrepreneurs, 1911–1949 which explores a fascinating archive of Sino-Malay texts, writings produced by the Chinese community in the Malay language, in Indonesia.

A conversation between Tom and Faizah Zakaria (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) on the joys of reading for its own sake, distinctions between vernacular and standardized Malay, migrant experiences in language use and the importance of asking good questions when tackling corpuses of texts in the digital humanities.
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