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Indian English

Sailaja Pingali


This volume is a description of English as it is used in India. The complex nature of Indian English, which is a second language to most of its speakers, is discussed in the book. Even though the variety is not monolithic, there are still several common features across the country. The volume focuses mostly on pan-Indian features and regional variations are touched upon wherever relevant. Indian English is classified in this book as standard, non-standard and informal, and features of these, often relating them to sociolinguistic and cultural factors, form the core of the book. At the same tim ... More

Keywords: Indian English, linguistic features, statistics, demographics, samples, history, culture, standard, non-standard, informal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748625949
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625949.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sailaja Pingali, author