Indian English

Chandan R. Narayan cnarayan at SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU
Wed Jun 14 17:13:51 UTC 2000

A good place to start is Braj Kachru's The Indianization of English.  It
is a statistical and sociolinguistic study of the common features of
Indian English.  There has been a lot of work done in the field of
Code-mixing/switching between Indian languages and English. Ira Pandit's
monograph on Hindi-English Code-switching is an excellent document of this
phenomenon.  OUP Delhi recently published a collection of essays entitled
South Asian English: Structure, Use and Users with articles by such
notable authorities on contact and code-interaction as Kachru, Ferguson,
Sridhar among others.

Hope this helps,
chandan narayan

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"You couldn't fool your mother on the most foolingist day
of your life, even if you had an electrified fooling machine. "

On Wed, 14 Jun 2000, An Ber wrote:

> Can anybody provide information about Indian English? e.g. phonetic
> features, distribution of speakers, etc.?

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