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Common linguistic features in Indian languages


by N. Ramaswami

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Published by Central Institute of Indian Languages in Mysore, India .
Written in English

  • India
    • Subjects:
    • India -- Languages -- Phonetics.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-250).

      StatementN. Ramaswami.
      ContributionsCentral Institute of Indian Languages.
      LC ClassificationsPK1515 .R35 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 250 p. ;
      Number of Pages250
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL172087M
      ISBN 108173420211
      LC Control Number99952659

      Important features of Indian English are as follows: 1. The word English refers to things belonging or relating to England or its inhabitants. As such, English means the language spoken by the citizens or inhabitants of England. Originally, the word English referred to the native language of Britain. Further, Queen’s English or King’s English is [ ].   Linguistic change: Implications for teaching. COMMENTS. from American Indian languages. in an attempt to ease comprehension and facilitate the processing of linguistic features. Common. that he has brought out several important features of the languages and of linguistics in his study. He has coined the term “mass comparison” and has applied this concept in the way he advocates, viz.: (1) over a wide geographical area; (2) over many languages; and (3) over a large part of each language. Even more far-reaching is the Cited by: 1.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ramaswami, N. Common linguistic features in Indian languages. Mysore, India: Central Institute of Indian Languages, : American Indian Languages: For most of the proposals, very little is given here, after all, he has to fit it all into one book.

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