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Title: Subverting the rules of grammar: is Kolaveri di the subalterns' English?
Author: Rafia Kazim
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: English is a global language, and the fact has been reiterated by various studies conducted both in native and non-native countries. In India, English, since the British era, has dominated the domains of administration, business, higher education, science and technology and mass media. Post-Independence the visibility and functionality of English increased manifold. English is everywhere on the streets: from billboards to hoardings, from advertisements to road signs, English is omnipresent. Even for petty official works in places such as banks, post offices, hospitals, railway stations, bus depots, schools and colleges, English becomes indispensable.


This article appears IN English Today Vol. 29, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .

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