Position of English in India: three-way categorization

Omidvar, Reza and Ravindranath, B. K. (2017) Position of English in India: three-way categorization. Language in India, 17 (5). pp. 279-288. ISSN 1930-2940

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The status of English in countries whereit is spoken has been commonly described in a three-way categorization(i.e. English as a native language, English as a second language, and English as a foreign language). Although drawing a strong distinctive line between thesesettings has become increasingly difficult as a result of changes in the spread of language use and users, strength of the language, identification of the position of English in a given setting is deemed necessary as it affects language acquisition methodssuggested by TESOL professionals. The answer to such inquiryis not usually straightforward. A number of models describing the spread of language use and users assign varied positions to English in India. The present study is to examine this position in light of the literature with sociolinguistic perspective. The authors also draw on the language models, the definitions provided for each categoryin the three-way categorization as well as the catch-all real-time functionit plays in the given setting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Three-way categorization, English as a second language, English as a foreign language, Three-circle model, non-native variety, language acculturation, language use models, language proficiency, language standardization
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Linguistics
Divisions: Department of > Linguistics
Depositing User: C Swapna Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2019 06:24
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 06:24
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/2977

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