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International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 3(5), pp. 150-159, May, 2015

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2015.046

Research Paper

Distinctiveness of Pakistani English in Online Travel Guides of Pakistan

 

Mehwish Noor1, Behzad Anwar2, Bahram Kazemian3, Riaz Ahmed Mangrio4 and Fakharh Muhabat5

 

1Scholar of M Phil English Linguistics, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.

E-mail:noorlinguist@gmail.com

2Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan. E-mail: behzad.anwar@uog.edu.pk

3Department of English, College of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran. E-mail: bahram_kazemian@yahoo.com

4Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan. E-mail: riaz.mangrio@uog.edu.pk

5Scholar of M Phil English Linguistics, Department of English, University of Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan.

E-mail: biyakhan38@yahoo.com

 

Accepted 13 May 2015

 

Abstract

 

The study highlights the distinctive features of Pakistani English (PE) in a new genre: online travel guides of Pakistan uploaded by Pakistan Tourism. The data has been gathered through internet resource. British National Corpus has been used for the conformation of the distinctiveness of those features. The features highlighted in the paper validate the previous studies in order to take a serious step towards the codification of PE. It also presents new features such as a divergent use of punctuation and orthography of compound words from BSE and contributes to the existing body of knowledge. It is helpful for the researchers interested in a compilation of register based lexis and also offers a number of dimensions for further research by taking new genres into account in the study of non-native varieties of English. It also provides a good source of data for the compilation of corpus of PE.

Keywords: Non-native varieties of English; South Asian English; Pakistani English; British National Corpus
 

 

Cite This Article As: Noor M, Anwar B, Kazemian B, Mangrio RA, Muhabat F (2015). Distinctiveness of Pakistani English in Online Travel Guides of Pakistan. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 3(5): 150-159

 

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