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What are your views on another english variety, Indian English. With increasing number of companies outsourcing business/voice process/customer support to India. Native speakers invariebly get exposed to Indian English to get their queries resolved. Prof David Crystal in one of his article predicts that certain flavors of Indian English (excessive usage of present progressive) would be a part of normal standard english and would become acceptable world over.
Hinglish; Punjabi/Delhi English; U.P/Bihari English; Bengali/Assamese English; Benglish; Oriya English; Gujarati English; Maharashtrian English; Kannadiga English; Telugu English; Tamil English;
Taken from China EFL: The Four Great Lies China Holistic English
Call centers set up in China hire people from India because their English is so much better than Chinglish.
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Here are some interesting articles on the same
Amardeep Singh: Indian English -- Does It Exist? What Do We Call It?
Thank you, come again - Indian English set to become major dialect | Über Desi
ELT - Cambridge University Press
Second, his opinion seems to be based upon a two week visit to India a couple of years ago.
Third, I never cite anoynomous forums as authority for anything.
Fourth, only 1/3rd of Indians speak Hinglish according to David. That leaves 900 million others speaking something else.
Fifth, an interesting spin by a British linguist.
This extreme mandate to “master” English is the exact academic pressure that Krashen identifies as inhibiting 2nd language acquisition. When this academic pressure is removed, Chinese learners of English build self-confidence, intrinsic motivation, self-discipline and develop autonomous learning skills, and then go on to produce comprehensible English, but not perfect English. pg. 4
Granted, some professions demand a higher degree of English such as interpreters, translators, industrial and political spies, international lawyers, international accountants and scientists cooperating on international projects. But the average Chinese business person or common citizen has no demonstrable need for anything more than Chinglish. pg. 5
 Krashen, Stephen (1981) Second Language Acquisition and 2nd Language Learning, Prentice Hall
 Qiang/Wolff/Teng (2007) China EFL: Holistic English ESL in China - UsingEnglish.com accessed August 1, 2009