English in the Indian Diaspora

| University of Zurich
| Queen Mary University of London
ISBN 9789027249104 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027269515 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Diasporic populations offer unique opportunities for the study of language variation and change. This volume is the first collection of sociolinguistic studies of English use across the historically complex and widely dispersed Indian diaspora. The contributions describe particular sociohistorical contexts (the UK, Fiji, South Africa, Singapore, and the Caribbean) and then use this rich empirical base to examine diverse questions in theory and method, such as the extent to which different settings see different or similar linguistic outcomes; the role of community structures, transnational ties, attitudes, and identity; reasons for differing rates of change, adaptation, and focussing; and the relevance of endonormative stabilization of Asian Englishes. These themes do not simply further our understandings of diaspora. They can ultimately feed into wider theoretical questions in language contact studies, including universals, selection and adaptation of traits, and interactions between social contact, identity, and language change.
[Varieties of English Around the World, G50]  2014.  ix, 244 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
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Marianne Hundt and Devyani Sharma
Indo-Trinidadian speech: An investigation into a popular stereotype surrounding pitch
Glenda Leung and Dagmar Deuber
Identity, ethnicity and fine phonetic detail: An acoustic phonetic analysis of syllable-initial /t/ in Glaswegian girls of Pakistani heritage
Farhana Alam and Jane Stuart-Smith
East African Indian twice migrants in Britain: Phonological variation across generations
Claudia Rathore
Sociophonetics and the Indian diaspora: The NURSE vowel and other selected features in South African Indian English
Rajend Mesthrie and Alida Chevalier
Imperfectives in Singapore’s Indian community
Jakob R.E. Leimgruber and Lavanya Sankaran
Zero articles in Indian Englishes: a comparison of primary and secondary diaspora situations
Marianne Hundt
A lesser globalisation: A sociolexical study of Indian Englishes in diaspora, with a primary focus on South Africa
Rajend Mesthrie
Indo-Fijian English: Linguistic diaspora or endonormative stabilization?
Lena Zipp
Transnational flows, language variation, and ideology
Devyani Sharma
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BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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