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By Singh, Rajendra, Rajendra Singh

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ISBN-13: 9783110195835

South Asia is domestic to a number of languages and dialects. even supposing linguists engaged on this quarter have made major contributions to our knowing of language, society, and language in society on an international scale, there's as but no famous overseas discussion board for the trade of principles among linguists engaged on South Asia. the once a year Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics is designed to be simply that discussion board. It brings jointly empirical and theoretical learn and serves as a checking out flooring for the articulation of latest rules and techniques that could be grounded in a examine of South Asian languages yet that have common applicability. each one volume will have 4 significant sections: I. Invited contributions inclusive of state of the art essays on study in South Asian languages. II. Refereed open submissions concentrating on proper matters and supplying numerous viewpoints. III. stories from worldwide, ebook reports and abstracts of doctoral theses.

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Nor is the relationship between language ‘competence’ and language ‘use’ a straightforward one for the former seems crucially to depend on the latter, as can be clearly seen in language attrition (cf. Seliger & Vago 1991 ). It is these considerations – of asymmetrical mapping and of use – that bring social parameters into the picture. A further complication is added by the so-called indigenized varieties of some European languages, particularly English (for obvious reasons behind its international spread).

In Second Language Acquisition: Socio-cultural and Linguistic Aspects of English in India, R. K. Agnihotri & A. L. ), 369–381. New Delhi: Sage. 1995 Coda: ‘New/non-native’ Englishes revisited: A reply to my colleagues. Journal of Pragmatics 24: 323–333. 1997 Lectures against Sociolinguistics. New York. 1998 The Native Speaker: Multilingual Perspectives. New Delhi: Sage. 2001 Looking for Sociolinguistics. Paper presented at PLM-30. Poznan. 2002 Against Afghanistanism: A Note on the Morphology of Indian English.

However, they do so, with only a couple of exceptions, with what must be seen as a monolingual bias, remarkably clearly spelled out by Crystal (1985) and Quine (1985), and with an almost complete unawareness of questions thrown up by the existence of varieties such as Indian and Singaporean English. The old, monolingualist characterization of the concept of native speaker in terms of mother tongue or first language may no longer be sufficient (cf. Pattanayak 1981 and Harris & McGhee 1992, amongst others).

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