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Pakistani Englishes

Syntactic Variations, 1st Edition

By Asma Iqbal

Routledge India

104 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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Description

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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LAN009050
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
LAN009060
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax