Face to Face with Navnit Kumar

UNSPECIFIED (2013) Face to Face with Navnit Kumar. Language and Language Teaching, 2 (1). ISSN 2277-307X

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NK: At school level, the medium of teaching was Hindi. In my class, most of the students used to speak Hindi (standardized Khari Boli) at home, but some spoke Maithili, Bhojpuri, Bangla or Magahi (a variety of Hindi) at home. The vocabulary of these languages is similar to that of Hindi with minor variations. In fact, Hindi has more than eighteen related varieties. So, Hindi was the medium of instruction, but at times one could see the influence of native languages on the Hindi used in class. For example, Hindi verb forms vary with gender, but in Magahi, the verb forms are gender neutral.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
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English
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1035
Publisher URL: http://azimpremjifoundation.org/foundation-publica...

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