[Edling] Braj B. Kachru: Language Warrior Rests His Case

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Tue Aug 9 11:43:28 EDT 2016

The Indian Express

Braj B. Kachru: Language warrior rests his case

Linguistics, English and India Studies have lost one of their most charismatic leaders. Professor Braj B. Kachru successfully challenged the orthodoxies of the English Studies establishment on both sides of the Atlantic which looked upon Indian English and other non-native varieties as erroneous approximations of standard or native speaker English. Through half a century of scholarship and advocacy, he demonstrated their systematic structure, natural evolution and functional vigour, earning them respect as vibrant expressions of distinct cultural identities.

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