[Corpora-List] Public online talk on "Indian English as the South Asian Linguistic Epicentre?", Tue May 3, 2.15 pm CET

Robert Fuchs robert.fuchs.dd at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 30 20:47:25 CEST 2022


Hamburg Talks on Current Issues in World Englishes

Indian English as the South Asian Linguistic Epicentre? Empirical Perspectives

Dr. Tobias Bernaisch (Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany)

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 2.15 ‐ 3.45 pm CET ‐ Webinar Register under https://bit.ly/3vIZgnQ - All are welcome -

Abstract

Against the background of a pluricentric conceptualisation of world Englishes, linguistic epicentres are standardised national varieties of English that exert structural influences on national varieties in their vicinities. In the light of this linguistic interpretation of the epicentre concept borrowed from seismic geology, corpus-linguistic and attitudinal evidence is used to explore to what extent Indian English can be regarded as the linguistic epicentre of South Asian Englishes. In this context, the methodological toolkit employed in epicentral research is critically discussed and some recommendations regarding future epicentral studies are offered.

--- Prof. Dr. Robert Fuchs (JP) | Department of English Language and Literature/Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik | University of Hamburg | Überseering 35, 22297 Hamburg, Germany | Room 07076 | https://uni-hamburg.academia.edu/RobertFuchs | https://sites.google.com/view/rflinguistics/

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