Whither Indian English? 
Posted: 10 June 2014 03:52 AM   [ Ignore ]
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From the New York Review of Books

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Posted: 10 June 2014 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I always thought that having English as the lingua franca was a good way of keeping a lid on Hindi chauvinism.

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Posted: 11 June 2014 08:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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English still has the huge advantage of being the lingua franca of India, all of its competitors being regional. I can’t see it losing its status any time soon.

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Posted: 12 June 2014 06:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks for sharing that Dave.  I found the article interesting, probably because I now have a son-in-law who is Indian.

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Posted: 12 June 2014 06:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Yes, thanks for posting it.  It’s good that local-language publishing is expanding, but that doesn’t mean English is going anywhere; it’s needed as the only national language.

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Posted: 12 June 2014 08:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I wonder if the increase in local-language editions is more attributable to the fact that modern technology makes it much cheaper and easier to publish in multiple languages?

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Posted: 13 June 2014 05:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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No matter how cheap it is to publish, there still have to be buyers or you’re wasting your money.

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