The Syntax of Spoken Indian EnglisheBook - 2012
This book offers an in-depth analysis of several features of spoken Indian English that are generally considered as 'typical', but have never before been studied empirically. Drawing on authentic spoken data from the International Corpus of English, Indian component, the book focuses on the domain of discourse organization and examines the form, function and distribution of invariant tags such as isn't it and no/na, non-initial existential there, focus markers only and itself, topicalization and left-dislocation. By focusing on multilingual speakers' i.
Publisher: Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 265 pages)