Contemporary Indian English: Variation and Change
John Benjamins Publishing, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 363 pages
Contemporary Indian English: Variation and Change offers the first comprehensive description of Indian English and its emerging regional standard in a corpus-linguistic framework. Drawing on a wealth of authentic spoken and written data from India (including the Kolhapur Corpus and the International Corpus of English), this book explores the dynamics of variation and change in the vocabulary and grammar of contemporary Indian English. The aims are to document the extent of lexical and grammatical nativization at the beginning of the twenty-first century and compare contemporary Indian English to other varieties around the world (for example British and American English). The results are relevant to sociolinguists, variationists and lexicologists seeking to investigate ongoing language change in emerging standard varieties of English. With its strong empirical foundation and its comparative outlook, the book is also of interest to anyone looking for an introduction to the corpus-based description of varieties of English.
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Theoretical methodological and descriptive framework
Chapter 3 Vocabulary
Chapter 4 Lexicosyntax
Chapter 5 Morphosyntax and grammar at the sentence level
Chapter 6 Conclusion
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Appendix attested BrE AmE AmE BrE AmE IE BrE and AmE BrE BrE AmE British broadcast cater collective nouns collocations compound contemporary IndE context crore definite article DH HT TR example frequent GU WP Hindi Hindu Hinglish ICE-IND ICE-India IE HI DH IND2000 Press Rep IndE BrE AmE IndE BrE BrE IndE HI IndE IndE IndE BrE IndE IndE IndE IndE usage Indian English Indian Express innovation Internet journalistic writing Kachru Kolhapur Corpus language lexical loanwords mandative subjunctive Nihalani Nihalani et al norms online corpora online newspaper PakE past perfect pattern plural police Press Press Press Primary Corpus quality newspapers Quirk reference sg uk Shastri singular South Asian English speech standard English student essays Table tense text categories timepass tokens top-level country domains TR TE GU users variable variant varieties of English verbal concord Vidhan Sabha Whitworth 1982 words Yadurajan 2001 zero article