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Linguistic Imperialism: Observations on the use of English in the Urban Areas of Bihar

English (M.A.)               

Explore –Journal of Research

                                    Peer Reviewed Journal

     ISSN 2278–0297 (Print)

                                                                                                ISSN 2278–6414 (Online)

                Vol. XIV No. 2, 2022

© Patna Women’s College, Patna, India

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Linguistic Imperialism: Observations on the use of English in the Urban Areas of Bihar

• Aastha  • Aditi Chakraverty  • Divya Stuti  • Devina Krishna

Received                   : December 2021

Accepted                   :  January 2022

Corresponding Author   : Devina Krishna

Abstract : The purpose of the present paper is to acquaint the readers with the causes and effects of linguistic imperialism on the vernacular languages of Bihar. The paper investigates the linguistic hegemony of English, which has not only affected the linguistic diversity of urban areas of Bihar but has also affected the culture and traditions associated with it. Given the variability of reasons, it is highly predictable that the ‘elite’ language has asserted its dominance on a wide scale over the root languages of the speakers. This study provides answers for the observations made in the field of monolingual Hegemony and anticipates preserving sufficient data for future studies. This paper attempts to give back to the community and their language their due share of appreciation.

Keywords : linguistic imperialism, native, urban areas of Bihar, vernacular languages, colloquialism.

Aastha
M.A. II year, English, Session: 2020-2022, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India

Aditi Chakraverty
M.A. II year, English, Session: 2020-2022, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India

Divya Stuti
M.A. II year, English, Session: 2020-2022, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India

Dr. Devina Krishna
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Patna Women’s College (Autonomous), Bailey Road, Patna-800 001, Bihar, India E-mail : krishna.devina@gmail.com