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Interpreting Indian English Expository Prose [microform] / Yamuna Kachru
Bib ID 5544150
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Kachru, Yamuna
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
14 p. 
Summary

A study was undertaken to demonstrate that expository prose written in Indian English exhibits certain characteristics determined by the sociocultural conventions of writing in the Indian tradition. These features of Indian English texts are often judged to be inappropriate by native speakers of North American and British English, and mistakenly attributed to a lack of knowledge of the linguistic conventions of English on the part of the Indian English writer. The report discusses data drawn from newspapers, magazines, books, papers on literary criticism, and textbooks and papers on linguistics, and points out the need for developing awareness and appreciation of different conventions of writing in non-native forms of English. It is concluded that a lack of such awareness and appreciation will lead to failure in cross-cultural communication through the written mode in English. A 42-item bibliography is appended. (MSE)

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ERIC Note: For the complete volume, see FL 020 221.

Teachers.

Researchers.

Practitioners.

Issues and Developments in English and Applied Linguistics (IDEAL), v3 p39-50 1988.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cultural Context.  |  Cultural Traits.  |  Discourse Analysis.  |  English.  |  Expository Writing.  |  Intercultural Communication.  |  Language Research.  |  Language Variation.  |  Linguistic Theory.  |  Literary Criticism.  |  Regional Dialects.  |  Sociocultural Patterns.  |  English (Indian)
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.  |  Journal Articles.
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