This book explores how non-native speakers, especially in postcolonial states, use English to communicate. Focusing on Pakistan, the monograph analyzes word categories, phrase and sentence structures used in the region and compares them to British English. It draws extensively from language used in the media and uses Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) parsers to develop the phrase structures for qualitative analysis and a manual approach to quantify the frequency of various types of phrases. The volume also highlights the possible reasons for the differences and locates language use in context.
The volume will be of great interest to researchers, scholars, and teachers interested in linguistics, especially sociolinguistics, postcolonial studies, critical theory, media studies and World Englishes.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements. List of abbreviations. 1. Introduction 2. Background and Historical Perspective 3. Research Methodology 4. Results and Analysis 5. Conclusion. Index
Asma Iqbal is Lecturer at Divisional Public School and College, Faisalabad, Pakistan. She has completed her MPhil from Riphah University, Faisalabad, Pakistan and has worked in several disciplines including CDA, Semiotics, Sociolinguistics and Syntax.