Indianness in Indian English

Indianness in Indian English The history of Indian English Literature began in 1830 with the publication of ‘Shair and Other Poems’ by Kashiprasad Ghose. Hence many Indian writers have come out boldly with their creative pens to give rise to an independent world of Indian English Literature like British English Literature, American English Literature, Australian […]

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Theories of Style: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism

Theories of Style: Monism, Dualism and Pluralism ‘Style’ refers to the characteristic manner or way of expression in prose or poetry- it is how a speaker or writer represents whatever he says. In brief to say, it is a way or mood of expression. In any literary discourse ‘style’ is often taken into prominent consideration. […]

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Types of Sentence in English

Types of Sentence in English When a set of words are combined together under certain grammatical rules to express a complete sense is called a Sentence. In a sentence, there are two parts– subject and predicate. Again according to construction English sentences may be classified mainly into three types as- (i) Simple Sentence (ii) Compound […]

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Description and Classification of Consonants

Description and Classification of Consonants The word ‘Consonant’ has been derived from the Greek word ‘Consonatum’ which means the sound produced with the help of some other sounds (vowels). Both the ancient Greeks and the Indians defined Consonant as a sound produced with the help of a vowel. But such definition is faulty because there […]

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A Brief Note on Morphology

A Brief Note on Morphology Morphology is the study of the grammatical units of a language and of their formation into words including inflection, derivation and composition. Broadly speaking, Morphology is the study of the patters of word-forms. It studies- (i) How the words are formed, (ii) Where they originate from, (iii) What their grammatical […]

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The Factors Influencing the Acquisition of a Second Language

 The Factors Influencing the Acquisition of a Second Language Language other than one’s mother tongue is called Second Language. Nowadays the importance of learning a second language has immensely increased. But learning a second language is not an easy task. A successful acquisition of a second language needs sheer determination, hard work, persistence and practice. […]

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The Aspects of Bilingualism

The Aspects of Bilingualism Bilingualism refers to proficiency in the use of more than one language. Some linguistics has attempted the definitions of Bilingualism. But the satisfactory definition of Bilingualism has been put forward by Uriel Weinrich as follows: “Bilingualism is the practice of using two languages simultaneously.” Now we would bring into account the […]

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Sociolinguistics: Nature and Scope

Sociolinguistics: Nature and Scope Sociolinguistics is a branch of linguistics that studies the relationship between language and society with the goal of understanding the structure of language and of how language functions in communication. The study of the sociolinguistics is partly empirical and partly theoretical. It is based on adequate data like census, documents, surveys […]

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The Process of Word Formation

The Process of Word Formation One of the major characteristics of human language is that it can form – more or less- new words for its purpose. But new words are formed according to some pattern and not arbitrarily. English in a language which has got a rich storehouse of new words formed for themselves […]

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Origin and Evolution of the English Language

Origin and Evolution of the English Language English, the most prestigious Lingua- Franca of the globe, is said to have taken birth in Britain around 450 A. D. to be a grand member of the Indo-European Family of Languages. But the English Language we speak today is not merely the language what it was in […]

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