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Where East looks West [electronic resource] : success in English in Goa and on the Konkan Coast / Dennis Kurzon.

By: Kurzon, Dennis.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Clevedon [England] ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, c2004Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 158 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1853596752 (electronic bk.); 9781853596759 (electronic bk.); 9781853596742 (hbk. : alk. paper); 1853596744 (hbk. : alk. paper); 9781853596735 (pbk. : alk. paper); 1853596736 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): English language -- Study and teaching -- India -- Goa (State) | English language -- Study and teaching -- Konkani speakers | Language and culture -- Indian -- Goa (State) | Konkani language -- India -- Goa (State) | Test of English as a Foreign Language | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- General | Engels | Onderwijs | Studieresultaten | Konkani | TOEFL | TOEFL | Englischunterricht | Soziolinguistik | Konkani | Indien | Goa | EnglischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Where East looks West.DDC classification: 428/.0071/054799 Other classification: 18.04 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Macro-linguistic Environment -- A Sociolinguistic Look at India -- The Status of Konkani -- The Konkani-Marathi Controversy, the 2000-01 Version -- English in Goa -- Caste and Migration as Social Phenomena in Goa -- Field Study and Analysis -- Language Acquisition -- Testing the Students -- Results from Questionnaire -- English in India -- Multilingualism -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Goa, Daman and Diu Official Language Act 1987.
Summary: The aim of this text to explain the constant success in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of speakers of the Indian language, Konkani, who live in Goa and to the south of Goa.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-154) and index.

Macro-linguistic Environment -- A Sociolinguistic Look at India -- The Status of Konkani -- The Konkani-Marathi Controversy, the 2000-01 Version -- English in Goa -- Caste and Migration as Social Phenomena in Goa -- Field Study and Analysis -- Language Acquisition -- Testing the Students -- Results from Questionnaire -- English in India -- Multilingualism -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Goa, Daman and Diu Official Language Act 1987.

The aim of this text to explain the constant success in the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of speakers of the Indian language, Konkani, who live in Goa and to the south of Goa.

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