Indian English Study History: Pre-Linguistic, Political, Linguistic Aspects

  • N.S. Bytko
Keywords: Global English paradigm, institutionalized varieties, Indian English, historical linguistics, pre-linguistic, political, linguistic study aspects

Abstract

Indian English being part of the most widely accepted nowadays the paradigm of Global English has been the scientific objective for the last centuries. However, the articulation of this variety study pattern is still a pressing issue. The object of this article lies in the attempt to characterize the main aspects of Indian English paradigm study, as well as to elicit the lacunae of this institutionalized variety comprehensive description. Literature analysis enables three-aspect model of the study: pre-linguistic, political and linguistic strata. The pre-linguistic aspect presents the descriptive period in the language variety formation and includes writings of various genres issued from the pen of both non-linguists and scholars. The first dictionaries of Indian English fall into this category as well. The political aspect in the language variety description includes dictionaries on historical principles, teaching medium and multifarious textbooks. This period is characterized by the change of the attitude towards English. The mere linguistic aspects cover the investigation of all structure and system components applying auditory data on history, social issues and culture of the country. Our research shows that lexicographic aspects of Indian English genesis and English diffusion idiosyncrasy call upon further investigation.

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Published
2018-05-14
How to Cite
Bytko, N. (2018, May 14). Indian English Study History: Pre-Linguistic, Political, Linguistic Aspects. Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 9. Current Trends in Language Development, (16), 20-31. Retrieved from https://sjnpu.com.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/104