Indian English, Paperback / softback Book

Indian English Paperback / softback

Part of the Dialects of English series


This book is a descriptive account of English as it is used in India.

Indian English is a second language to most of its speakers.

In its 400-year history it has acquired its own character, yet still looks to native varieties of English for norms.

The complex nature of Indian English, which is not really a monolithic entity, is discussed in this book.

The book also makes a distinction between what are considered to be standard and non-standard varieties, and provides an overview of the salient features.

Indian English includes: *A discussion of the sociolinguistic and cultural factors *The history of the establishment of English in India, bringing it up to modern times *A description of the linguistic aspects: phonetics and phonology, lexical, discourse and morphosyntactic features *Samples of written English from a range of contexts *Samples of speech *An annotated bibliography divided according to topic.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Historical & comparative linguistics
  • ISBN: 9780748625956

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