South Asian English

South Asian English

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This volumes examines selected formal and functional characteristics of English in South Asia, where English was introduced in the sixteenth century and now has over fifty million users. An integrative and interdisciplinary collection, the books brings together invited papers by acclaimed creative writers from India and Pakistan and by international linguists and English educators. The five major facets of South Asian English discussed are context and uses: structure and contact; functions and innovations; the curriculum; and the multilingual's creativity. The volume provides current perspectives on complex issues of concern to teachers and students of world Englishes.grammar of an IVE can be written only if it is possible to determine reliably whether a given structure occurs in a specific variety, ... structured elicitation task. 2 The students were asked to write an essay in English on the changing image of the Indian woman. ... Besides knowing English and Kannada, the students knew, on average, two other languages: in descending order, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil.

Title:South Asian English
Author:Robert Jackson Baumgardner
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1996-01-01


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