The Indianization of English: The English Language in India

Mühlhausler, Peter
June 1986
Notes & Queries;Jun1986, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p200
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the book "The Indianization of English: The English Language in India," by B.B. Kachru. By "Indianization" Professor Kachru means the development of distinctive Indian characteristics at all linguistic levels i.e. phonetic, grammatical, lexical, and semantic. Moreover, the last chapter of this volume, "The Pragmatics of Non-Native Englishes', suggests that changes at the pragmatic level may be the most important and lie at the root of the grammatical changes, a theme not quite so fully developed in Professor Kachru's earlier writings.


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