ERIC Number: ED177849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Intelligibility of Indian English. Monograph No. 4.
Bansal, R. K.
Twenty-four English speakers from various regions of India were tested for the intelligibility of their speech. Recordings of speech in a variety of contexts were evaluated by listeners from the United Kingdom, the United States, Nigeria, and Germany. On the basis of the resulting intelligibility scores, factors which tend to hinder intelligibility (i.e., phonetic peculiarities of Indian English) are analyzed, and suggestions for the improvement of Indian English are offered. (JB)
Descriptors: Consonants, Contrastive Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Dialect Studies, English, Language Research, Language Usage, Language Variation, Listening Comprehension, Mutual Intelligibility, Phonetics, Phonology, Pronunciation, Regional Dialects, Standard Spoken Usage, Suprasegmentals, Vowels
Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad-500 007, India ($1.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Inst. of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderbad (India).
Identifiers: English (Indian); India
Note: Abridged version of Ph.D. Dissertation, University of London, United Kingdom