Publication details [#47375]

Mesthrie, Rajend. 2006. English in Language Shift. The History, Structure and Sociolinguistics of South African Indian English. Cambridge University Press. 272 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
Publication language
Language as a subject


Taking into account the historical background and linguistic implications of language shift in the immigrant context of Indian plantation workers in South Africa (Natal), this book points to important parallels between second language learning and pidginization and creolization processes.