The future of English in India
- The Language We Use. Ganter, Jane // Applied Clinical Trials;Feb2003, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p12
Focuses on the various words omitted from the list of English language in the U.S. Accounts on the removal of the word challenge from the English vocabulary; Definition of challenge; Difference between challenge and problems.
- Farewell to the queen's English. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;3/6/95, Vol. 22 Issue 12, p31
Reports on the efforts of India to rid itself of the Victorian English that still pervades government forms, business documents and everyday speech. Sampling of the convoluted use of the language; Plain-language campaign to attract foreign investment.
- Just the right word. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;8/7/95, Vol. 22 Issue 34, p27
Reports on the growth of the English language, according to the Dictionary Society of North America. New words or phrases approved for the dictionary.
- Trick lingo. // BMX Plus;Feb1990, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p23
Presents an humorous compilation of the slang dialect spoken by avid BMXers and freestylers, with sample sentences and terms categorized by their appropriate synonyms. Examples include bad: bogus, cheesy, hatin' it, lame and weak; Difficult: hairy or sick; Clothes: duds or garb.
- In Quebec, English speakers sprinkle in a little French. Langan, Fred // Christian Science Monitor;10/22/97, Vol. 89 Issue 229, p15
Looks at Quebec-English, the language used by Quebec's English population that has been classified as a separate dialect, according to the `Oxford Guide to Canadian English Usage.' The three accents of Quebec-English; Examples of some of the words added to the lexicon. INSET: A short glossary...
- Finding Jerry in all the wrong places. Carden, Lance // Christian Science Monitor;3/13/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 74, p21
Focuses on some language errors which are caused by confusing the letter 'j' with the letter 'g,' including the use of the word, 'jerry-rigged.
- `I have spoken': Indianisms in current English. Cutler, Charles I. // English Language Notes;Mar1992, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p70
Focuses on Indianisms in the English language. Background history; White customs found by Indians; Terminologies; Usage in expedition journals; War phrases.
- The sentence doctor. // PHC Profit Report;10/01/96, Vol. 4 Issue 19, p6
Comments on the use of needless qualifiers such as `just,' `really' and somewhat' in the English language.
- Fairness. P.V.F. // Country Journal;Jul/Aug91, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p10
Considers the difference between the words fair and equal. Uses the examples of a child's Little League game and of property taxes.
- Of many things. G.W.H. // America;1/30/1993, Vol. 168 Issue 3, p2
Reviews the book `I've Got Goose Pimples: Our Great Expressions and How They Came to Be,' by Marvin Vanoni. The realization that many of our turns of phrase began as vividly dramatic cartoons; Includes phrases like `to talk turkey'; `Nick of time'; `Skeleton in the closet'; More; Details.