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English in Language Shift

The History, Structure and Sociolinguistics of South African Indian English

by Rajend Mesthrie

  • 347 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dialectology,
  • Language acquisition,
  • Variation,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • English Dialectology,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • English,
  • Language,
  • Republic of South Africa,
  • Languages,
  • Linguistics,
  • East Indians--South Africa--Languages,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / General,
  • English language,
  • General,
  • East Indians,
  • Social aspects,
  • South Africa

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7740011M
    ISBN 100521415144
    ISBN 109780521415149

    Language Shift among the Navajos provides a close look at the ideological factors that intervene between the desire of the Navajos to maintain their language as an important aspect of their culture and their actual linguistic practice. Based on more than ten years of fieldwork within a Navajo institution and community, it points to ideologies.   (C.M. Millward, A Biography of the English Language, 2nd ed. Harcourt Brace, ) The Wave Model of Language Change "[T]he distribution of regional language features may be viewed as the result of language change through geographical space over time. A change is initiated at one locale at a given point in time and spreads outward from that Author: Richard Nordquist.

    Shift book. Read 4, reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In , the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardw /5. Start studying Language Arts lifepac test study guide. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The English language has changed much in the last few centuries. true. Linguistics is the atudy if languages. 3. shift in person and number 4. shift in subject and verb agreement.

    A wide range of terms has been used to refer to the key players involved in the teaching and learning of the English language and to the enterprise of English language teaching as a whole. A major factor separating Middle English from Modern English is known as the Great Vowel Shift, a radical change in pronunciation during the 15th, 16th and 17th Century, as a result of which long vowel sounds began to be made higher and further forward in the .


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Language shift, the loss of language on the societal level, is the major mechanism underlying the loss of linguistic diversity that we are English in Language Shift book today across the : Patrick Heinrich.

English in Language Shift observes the acquisition of language in its social setting, often outside the classroom.

Its linguistic focus is on the distinctive syntax of South African Indian English, with respect to word order and clause structures; and it contains descriptions of lexis, phonetics and morphology, in terms of social by: This book is a inspirational read, giving you a look at the life of the author Keion Henderson.

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English language, a West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family that is closely related to Frisian, German, and Dutch languages. It originated in England and is the dominant language of the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand.

It. Language Shift. An Analysis of Factors Involved in Language Shift. Ms α & Abstract - This research is intended to ascertain the factors that are responsible for banishing Punjabi language and a corresponding adoption of English language, though apparently the panoramic milieu is hostile to this Size: KB.

This book reviews the English in Language Shift book and evolution of the English language from ancient times to the present. The authors do so in a methodical, scholarly manner that provides a thorough, in-depth look at how the English language (a member of the Indo-European family of languages) developed and changed over time in the context of social, religious, political and military, and economic events in Cited by: English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca.

It is named after the Angles, one of the ancient Germanic peoples that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, names derive from Anglia, a peninsula on the Baltic h is most closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon Early forms: Proto-Germanic, Middle English.

The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno, and the Network Battle for the Night is a non-fiction book written by The New York Times media reporter Bill Carter. It chronicles the early s conflict surrounding the American late-night talk show The Tonight book was later made into a Publisher: Hyperion.

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The book focuses on English grammar and how English evolved when speakers of different languages came together. McWhorter is a professor at Columbia University, political commentator, and linguist. 2 The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg. For many years, the governments of multicultural English-speaking nations limited their interest in the phenomenon of language shift to an identification of the rate at which ethnic minorities were becoming fluent in English, and therefore of how much English language education might be.

Language shifts have happened in societies since the beginning of recorded history. Today, Marty Abbott, head of the American Council on the Teaching of. Due to these influences, a language always embraces new words, expressions and pronunciations as people come across new words and phrases in their day-to-day lives and integrate them into their own speech.

What changes has the English language seen. As the English language has changed, it’s been easy to pick out words that pass into common usage.

LANGUAGE SHIFT. A term in LINGUISTICS for a massive shift in use from one language to another, as in Ireland from GAELIC to English (18–20c). Inthe US linguist Joshua A. Fishman introduced the dual notion language maintenance and language shift (LMLS) to discuss the situation of ‘the minority language or small national language faced by pressures related to a much bigger national or.

The term "English" is derived from Anglisc, the speech of the Angles—one of the three Germanic tribes that invaded England during the fifth century. The English language is the primary language of several countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and many of its former colonies, and the United States, and the second language in a number of multilingual Author: Richard Nordquist.

The most significant instance of this in English was the Great Vowel Shift. From the s to aboutfor reasons that remain unclear, our long vowels all shifted in our mouths like cream. Language Shift. If language maintenance does not occur, there can be several results.

One is language death; speakers become bilingual, younger speakers become dominant in another language, and the language is said to die. The speakers or the community does not die, of course, they just become a subset of speakers of another language.

Why English has become the language of the elite There is an enormous range of nuanced reasons as to why English has become the language of the elite and of governance in India, even putting aside Author: Capital Flows. Language maintenance, shift and death Language maintenance denotes the continuing use of a language in the face of competition from a regionally and socially more powerful language.

Language shift is the opposite of this: it denotes the replacement of one language by another as the primary means of communication within a community. The shifts I'm talking about are not in vocabulary, spelling, or punctuation, but in our attitudes toward language structure.

Attitude Shift 1: "Whatever" Language is rule-governed behavior: That is, languages are constructed according to identifiable patterns that people follow. Native speakers have a mental template of these rules.

shift meaning: 1. to (cause something or someone to) move or change from one position or direction to another. Learn more.New words by class shift 4 Language typology Language types Word order in languages varieties of English depends ultimately on language attitudes and the readiness to From time immemorial lay speakers have regarded language change as language decay.

There are probably two main reasons for this. One is a general.Language shift is the process by which a speech community in a contact situation (i.e.

consisting of bilingual speakers) gradually stops using one of its two languages in favor of the other. The causal factors of language shift are generally considered to be social, and researchers have focused on speakers’ attitudes (both explicit and unstated) toward a language and domains of language use Cited by: