From International to Local English - And Back Again by Roberta Facchinetti, David Crystal, Barbara Seidlhofer

By Roberta Facchinetti, David Crystal, Barbara Seidlhofer

All languages encode facets of tradition and each tradition has its personal specificities to be pleased with and to be transmitted. The papers during this e-book discover facets of this courting among language and tradition, contemplating matters with regards to the tactics of internationalization and localization of the English language. the quantity is split into sections, complementing one another; the 1st one (Localizing English) makes a speciality of the importance of ethnic wisdom, neighborhood tradition, and culture anywhere English is used. the second (Internationalizing English) bargains with the levels and styles of internationalization of English deriving from its touch with various cultures and its variation to various expert settings and communicative reasons.

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Switches to Hindi and Sanskrit are highlighted in bold. (4) In addition Mandir also holds Satyanarayan Katha on first ‘Hindu temple’ ‘narrative’ Saturday of each month; Mata Ki Chowki on second Saturday; ‘wedding blessing ceremony’ the third Saturday is reserved for Abhishhekam; and the fourth Saturday is ‘bathing ceremony’ for the Navagraha Pooja. ‘worship ritual’ JUF News also shows evidence of this cultural knowledge, in a local news article about the installation of a new mikvah (‘ritual bath’) in an area of Chicago not particularly known for its Jewish contingent.

60 Cristiana Chiarini Israeliness does not completely correspond to Jewish identities, nor does Easterness fully coincide with Arab identities. On the contrary, the continuum is characterized by gaps permeating it. Figure 2 summarizes the main identities present in Israel: as far as Jews are concerned, there are Ashkenazim and Mizrahim; Arabs instead are divided into Muslims and Christians. Lefkowitz (2004) maintains that labels such as “Jew” or “Arab”, however, sometimes are not considered as rigid classifications, since people often perceive such categories in different ways.

A use of mela alone would be an indication of this duality of identity. 91%). This preference for unmarked code switching in local news articles in Indian and Jewish newspapers is a way to express solidarity with the reader through language while maintaining the objectivity expected of a news story. “Code switching as a marked choice” is a strategy used in conversation to mark a new RO set. As stated in the literature review, the article (writer) / reader RO set cannot change over the course of reading an article.

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