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Academic Paper

Title: Distinctiveness of Pakistani English in Online Travel Guides of Pakistan
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Author: Bahram Kazemian
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Institution: Islamic Azad University, Tabriz
Linguistic Field: General Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: The study highlights the distinctive features of Pakistani English (PE) in a new genre: online travel guides of Pakistan uploaded by Pakistan Tourism. The data has been gathered through internet resource. British National Corpus has been used for the conformation of the distinctiveness of those features. The features highlighted in the paper validate the previous studies in order to take a serious step towards the codification of PE. It also presents new features such as a divergent use of punctuation and orthography of compound words from BSE and contributes to the existing body of knowledge. It is helpful for the researchers interested in a compilation of register based lexis and also offers a number of dimensions for further research by taking new genres into account in the study of non-native varieties of English. It also provides a good source of data for the compilation of corpus of PE.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Noor, M., Anwar, B., Kazemian, B., Mangrio, R. A. & Muhabat, F. (2015). Distinctiveness of Pakistani English in Online Travel Guides of Pakistan. International Journal of English Literature and Culture (IJELC), 3(5), 150-153. DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2015.046.
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