Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Investigating the linguistic patterns of Pakistani English in a few selected works

Sajid Ali, Afshan Gul Shahzadi, Lubna shehzadi, Abdul Ghafoor, Rukhsana Tabasum, Sadaf Saleh, Tariq Bashir
Pakistani identity; English in Pakistan; Lexical characteristics; Etymological Borrowing; Anglophone Pakistani Literature ,


The vocabulary of English in Pakistan as it appears in a few chosen pieces of Anglophone Pakistani literature is examined in this study. Since English has evolved into a national language of Pakistan in a linguistically and culturally diverse country. For this reason, the literary dimension is unquestionably the most crucial components of some argument that English in Pakistan is a unique variety of Englishes across the globe. This study examined the lexical features of four Pakistani Anglophone writers' chosen works using the textual analysis method. The study focuses on the range of creative techniques those English-speaking Pakistani authors that use their writing to express the Pakistani identity in a language that was appropriate for their sociocultural contexts. These techniques included conversion, Loan translations, hybridization, affixation, compounding, borrowing, and archaism. The study came to the conclusion that English, while being a non-native variation, has evolved into a distinctively Pakistani language with ease and accuracy in literary expression. The need for the lexical characteristics to be formalized The results of the survey also demonstrate the prevalence of English dictionaries and books in Pakistan.