LINGUIST List 32.291

Thu Jan 21 2021

Books: Uniformity and Variability in the Indian English Accent: Wiltshire

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Date: 18-Jan-2021
From: Rachel Tonkin <rtonkincambridge.org>
Subject: Uniformity and Variability in the Indian English Accent: Wiltshire
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Title: Uniformity and Variability in the Indian English Accent
Published: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://cambridge.org

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/sociolinguistics/uniformity-and-variability-indian-english-accent?format=PB

Author: Caroline R. Wiltshire
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108823272 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 20.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108823272 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 15.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781108823272 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 17.51
Abstract:

The sounds of Indian English are distinct and recognizable to outsiders, while insiders perceive variations in how English has developed in this large diverse population. What characteristics mark the unity? Which are clues to a speaker's origins or identity? This Element synthesizes research over the past fifty years and adds to it, focusing on selected features of consonants, vowels, and suprasegmentals (stress, intonation, rhythm) to understand the characteristics of Indian English accents and sources of its uniformity and variability. These accent features, perceptible by humans and discoverable by computational approaches, may be used in expressing identity, both local and pan-Indian.

1. Introduction; 2. Linguistic Situation in India; 3. Consonants; 4. Vowels; 5. Suprasegmentals; 6. Variation: Perception(s) and Attitudes; 7. Conclusions, Appendix, References.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
                            Phonology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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