P.hd in English:English in the Third World

Jawaharlal Nehru University
In New Delhi

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  • PhD
  • New delhi

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New Delhi
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi , 110067, Delhi, India
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P.hd in English:English in the Third World

This course is a survey of current research in areas and issues in Biolinguistics. It also proposes to cover a variety of approaches to language design (as a biological system) and the evolution of language. Some of the major areas of research will be covered in the following sections:

s Acquisition of speech and language

s Cognition and perception studies through different disorders of communication.

s Studies in lateralization and localization of language in brain through imaging techniques.

s Genes and language/speech.

s Speech and voice patterns of genetically related people

s Language and evolution

This area of study includes investigation into the forms and functions of English language in India, with special reference to its historical, socio-cultural and linguistic dimensions. Besides Indian English, research focus is also on the other non-native varieties of English. Research facilities are provided for work on the emergence, diffusion and establishment of Indian English, South Asian English and African English. Study of the roles and functions of English in the communicative networks of the third world countries is especially encouraged. The teaching of English - its principles, techniques and methodology - constitutes another important area of research.

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