The Evolution of Pakistani English (PakE) as a Legitimate Variety of English

Humaira Irfan Khan

Abstract


The paper explores the evolution of Pakistani English (PakE) as a legitimate variety of English by largely discussing the works of Ali (1993), Baumgardner (1987; 1993; 1998), Kachru (1982; 1983; 1992; 1996), Mahboob (2004; 2009), Rahman (1990; 1991), and Sidwa (1988; 1993) on Pakistani English. The paper examines the indigenisation of Pakistani English through its various linguistic features, such as, syntax, morphology, lexis, and phonology to ascertain that it has its own perceptible norms and standards which make it a recognised South Asian variety of English. Finally, the paper discusses Pakistani English’s use for creative writing in Pakistan.

 


Keywords


Pakistani English (PakE), Indigenisation, Syntax, Lexis, Morphology, Phonology

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