CONTACT LANGUAGES IN MODERN INDIA

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Year:
2008
Type of Publication:
In Book
Authors:
  • Gazieva, I.
  • Technology, Press Kaunas Univ
Pages:
29-32
Series:
International Conference on Nation and Language
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Gazieva, Indira 3rd International Conference on Nation and Language - Modern Aspects of Socio-Linguistic Development OCT 09-10, 2008 Kaunas, LITHUANIA
Abstract:
The annual field linguistic studies of the teachers and students in India have allowed concluding that there has been a tendency of contact languages in the biggest cities of the Indian states. From the year 2000 the modem speech of the urban Indians specialists working in the field of information technologists, outsourcing, trading, services and tourism was abounded in contact languages such as Hinglish (the mix-up of Hindi and English in the speech of people) and Indlish (Indian English). A new edition of the English Collins dictionary included twenty six neologism of Indian origin in 2005. Many speakers don't realize that they are incorporating English words into Hindi sentences or Hindi words into English sentences. This mixing of both languages in the parts of northern and central India has grown from the fact that English is a popular language of choice amongst the urbane youth who finds itself comfortable in its lexicon. However, Hinglish mostly dominates in the movies; on the musical and entertainment TV's channels, mass media as well as among the modem youth and middle class Indians working at foreign companies. But there is a confusion of local dialects or state-languages with its dialects beyond the Hindi-speaking areas.