Article published in:Grammatical Change in English World-Wide
Edited by Peter Collins
[Studies in Corpus Linguistics 67] 2015
► pp. 297–334
Linguistic change in a multilingual setting
A case study of quotatives in Indian English
The study explores recent diachronic developments in quotative marking in Indian English, using variationist sociolinguistic methods. Drawing on data obtained from a multilingual community in the south of New Delhi, it reveals a highly diverse system of strategies employed to introduce direct speech. A closer inspection of underlying constraints reveals that such a system has undergone restructuring and sociolinguistic proliferation as a result of learners’ drive for creativity combined with the pressure to select context-appropriate linguistic forms that ensure successful communication in a multilingual setting. Keywords: quotatives; Indian English; linguistic change; direct speech; New Delhi
Published online: 24 February 2015
Bhatt, Rakesh M.
Blyth Jr., Carl, Recktenwald, Sigrid & Wang, Jenny
Buchstaller, Isabelle & D’Arcy, Alexandra
Chambers, Jack K.
. Forthcoming. Indian English quotatives in a real-time perspective. In World Englishes: New Theoretical and Methodoligical Considerations [Varieties of English around the World] Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez (eds) Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Durham, Mercedes, Haddican, Bill, Zweig, Eytan, Johnson, Daniel Ezra, Baker, Zipporah, Cockeram, David, Danks, Esther & Tyler, Louise
Ferrara, Kathleen & Bell, Barbara
Ghosh, Rabindra & Roy, Kartik
2013 Quotatives in the Jamaican Acrolect: Corpus-Based Variationist Studies of Vernacular Globalisation in World Englishes. Freiburger Dokumentenserver (FreiDok), http://www.freidok.uni-freiburg.de/volltexte/9102/ (14 March 2014).
Joseph, Brian D. & Janda, Richard D.
Rand, David & Sankoff, David
Rickford, John, Buchstaller, Isabelle, Wasow, Thomas, Zwicky, Arnold & Traugott, Elisabeth Closs
Romaine, Suzanne & Lange, Deborah
Sankoff, Gillian, Thibault, Pierrette, Nagy, Naomi, Blondeau, Hélène, Fonollosa, Marie-Odile & Gagnon, Lucie
Siemund, Peter, Davydova, Julia & Maier, Georg
Tagliamonte, Sali A.
Tagliamonte, Sali A. & D’Arcy, Alexandra
Tagliamonte, Sali A. & Hudson, Rachel
Cited by other publications
Deuber, Dagmar, Eva Canan Hänsel & Michael Westphal
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 24 september 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.