Politics of Indians' English: Linguistic Colonialism and the Expanding English Empire

Politics of Indians' English: Linguistic Colonialism and the Expanding English Empire

by N. Krishnaswamy, Archana S. Burde
     
 

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In this study, Krishnaswamy and Burde examine how the language has changed - and is still changing - over the last two centuries. Using sociolinguistic theories, first hand research and a wide variety of different examples, the authors challenge hegemonic constructions of both 'proper' English as well as 'Indian English'. The book includes examples of Indian English,… See more details below

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In this study, Krishnaswamy and Burde examine how the language has changed - and is still changing - over the last two centuries. Using sociolinguistic theories, first hand research and a wide variety of different examples, the authors challenge hegemonic constructions of both 'proper' English as well as 'Indian English'. The book includes examples of Indian English, from newspaper advertisements and official letters to fiction and poetry, which are examined in the wide context of the politics of language. It will be invaluable for students of language and linguistics in South Asia.

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ISBN-13:
9780195669794
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/15/2004
Series:
Oxford India Paperbacks Series
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.10(d)

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