Register Variation in Indian English
"Register Variation in Indian English" constitutes the first large-scale empirical investigation of an international variety of English. Using a combination of the corpus compiled for this project and relevant sections of ICE-India as its database, this work tests existing descriptions and characterizations of English in India, and provides the first empirical account of register variation in Indian English (or indeed, any international variety of English). Included in this survey are linguistic features that have been examined before and others that have not. From an empirical standpoint, it comments on the process of Indianization of the English used in India. The book will be of interest to readers beyond specialists of Indian English as it is one of very few studies to undertake a large-scale corpus analysis for the purpose of dialect research. The book provides a model on which future studies of international Englishes can be based.
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List of figures
List of tables
2 Literature review
3 Corpus design and methodology
4 Lexical and grammatical features in spoken and written Indian English
Review of variety studies
List of Indian Fiction
Corpus contributor questionnaire
Header for spoken file
Tables of Indian Words in registers of Indian English
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American English Biber British and American British or American CCIE circumstance adverbials Conversational English corpora corpus linguistics Deccan Herald dialectology different files different registers discussed entire corpus examined example sentences existential Figure focus frequently Hindi ICE-India include the following Indian corpus Indian features Indian pattern Indian variants Indian word categories invariant tag Kachru KWIC language variation lexical features linguistic features lish mentioned in Chapter Mesthrie million words missing articles modals noun phrases occur ordinal numbers past perfect patterns of occurrence perfect aspect perfect verb phrases prepositional verbs present perfect previous research provides register analysis registers of Indian relative clauses relativizers Schneider semi-modals shows sociolinguistic speakers Spoken Academic English spoken and written spoken corpus spoken Indian English spoken registers stative progressives stative verbs sub-register subject-auxiliary inversion Table Telugu texts transitive verbs varieties of English WH-questions word count Written Academic English written corpus Written Entertainment written Indian English written registers Wrnews