A synchronic analysis of Indian English
Ona Masoko, Samantha Trinidad
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The present paper aims at exploring the impact that linguistic background can have on individual speech. After a brief review on how English became an official language in the republic of India, I will concentrate on the phonological aspect of Indian English. I will, firstly, procure a framework that ensures a baseline for a standard form of Indian English. Secondly, I will analyse an authentic speech sample and will discuss a number of factors that account for the adherence/deviation from the standard and which depict the phonological identity of this particular speaker.