Language Domains: The Sociolinguistic Significance of Pashto-English Hybridization

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Abstract

Domains divide language according to the particular context of its use. Concerning different contexts of research, the domain varies. The purpose of the present research is to explore the sociolinguistic significance of Pashto-English hybridization in the language domains. To explore the area, TV programmes from a Pashto channel Khyber News were selected through purposive sampling. As two episodes from each programme were selected, thus a total of ten programmes were taken for analysis that makes about 10 hours of recording. For data analysis, Kachru’s (1978) framework was used. The findings show that according to different domains of language use, the frequency of hybridized words varied. In the domain of Government and Administration and School and Education, mostly words were hybridized, followed by the domain of Economy, Playground and Street, Military and Courts. The findings reveal that domains have sociolinguistic significance that determines the extent to which language is hybridized.

Authors

1-Nisar Ahmad
Lecturer, Department of English, Government Postgraduate College, Nowshera, KP, Pakistan.

2-Liaqat Iqbal
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.

3-Irfan Ullah
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, KP, Pakistan.

Keywords

language Domain, Sociolinguistic Significance, Pashto-English Hybridization

DOI Number

10.31703/glr.2020(V-III).12


Page Nos

108-116

Volume & Issue

V - III

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Published: 09 2020

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