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LINGUIST List 23.2734

Thu Jun 14 2012

Media: World Policy Journal Article on Hindi vs. Hinglish

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <annalinguistlist.org>

Date: 14-Jun-2012
From: Neha Madhusoodanan <madhusoodananworldpolicy.org>
Subject: World Policy Journal Article on Hindi vs. Hinglish
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In "Hindi vs. Hinglish, Head to Head," scholar Ananya Vajpeyi traces the
evolution of Hindi from its roots in Hindustani to the “Hinglish” of today,
arguing that a language of 500 million people needs to develop a richer
vocabulary of social science and self-confidence to stand up to English.
To do this, she advocates an academy, much like the Académie
Française, to stave off linguistic pollution. Article can be found here:
http://www.worldpolicy.org/journal/summer2012/hindi-hinglish

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

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