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Indian English

Sailaja Pingali

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625949
eISBN:
9780748671434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625949.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is a description of English as it is used in India. The complex nature of Indian English, which is a second language to most of its speakers, is discussed in the book. Even though the ... More


“We sold … 47 Indians, young and old for 80£. in money”: Enslavement in King Philip’s War

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on King Philip's War (1675–76) and its impact on Indian–English relations and the Native American experience. Most historical narratives of the war mention the captivity and ... More


Introduction

Pingali Sailaja

in Indian English

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625949
eISBN:
9780748671434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625949.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter gives an introduction to the geographical and political territory of India, the several languages and their distribution, and then provides the demographic details of the use and spread ... More


Introduction

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

The Introduction explains some of the terms used in the study, explains the principles underlying the selection of dictionaries, and summarizes the scope of each chapter. It then provides an account ... More


War and Disunity

Tom Arne Midtrød

in The Memory of All Ancient Customs: Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449376
eISBN:
9780801464126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449376.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The 1750s and 1760s constituted a period of unrest among the Indians of the Valley, and the Native diplomatic system was weakened by the ongoing imperial and English–Indian conflicts that ... More


Language and the Postcolonial Predicament

SHALINI ADVANI

in Schooling the National Imagination: Education, English, and the Indian Modern

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198062752
eISBN:
9780199080205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198062752.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses how the dichotomy on the status of English and of its place in the project of education has led to enormous confusion in the teaching and functioning of the language within the ... More


Replacing: Historical Practices Argue ThatNon-Indians Have Supplanted Indians

Jean M. O’Brien

in Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665778
eISBN:
9781452946672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665778.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter talks about the local narrators’ replacement of the Indian peoples through crafting a historical account invalidating prior Indian history as a dead-end civilization, and replacing it ... More


Writing on A.K. Ramanujan: The ‘Critical Scene’

Guillermo Rodríguez

in When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The opening chapter presents an overview of the writings on Ramanujan. It comprises both a typological and a chronological classification of critical texts, and provides an outline of critical ... More


Composing an Image: A.K. Ramanujan’s ‘Inner’ Poetics

Guillermo Rodríguez

in When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter delves into the self-reflexive domain of Ramanujan’s poetics and shifts the analysis to the centre of the concentric circle by offering an overview of the author’s interpretation of the ... More


Profundity with a Light Touch: A Style

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Narayan’s goals were as serious as those of the novelists who wrote before him in south India. He achieved his results with a delicate touch. To a tradition of thematic gravity, he brought a ... More


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