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Heterogeneous Learning Environment and Languaging in L2


  • Presents a detailed analysis of communicative competence

  • Focuses on multilingualism in an Indian context

  • Details the linguistic choices of Generation Z


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ramanjaney K. Upadhyay
    Pages 11-32
  3. Ramanjaney K. Upadhyay
    Pages 33-49
  4. Ramanjaney K. Upadhyay
    Pages 51-147

About this book


This book explores heterogeneity in the Indian academic setting. Presenting a study on the performance of Bachelor of Engineering students from various parts of the county, it analyzes the subjects’ language skills on the basis of selected sociolinguistic variables and examines the possible role/impact of using multiple languages in the communicative setting described. 
In turn, the book investigates the differences between the way language is viewed in the Orient and in the Western world, and how, despite their differences, these views lead to similar language teaching methods in both worlds. It also highlights the limitations of current theories and frameworks in terms of accommodating modern methods of assessing language skills. 

Addressing socio-pragmatic issues in terms of English proficiency and language assessment, it is the first book to offer such a focused and detailed discussion of these varied but related issues, making it a valuable resource for all scholars and researchers working in the areas of socio-pragmatics, language assessment, and intercultural communication. 


Heterogenous Learning Environment Communication Challenges Languaging in L2 Second Language Learning and teaching BICS and CALP

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia

About the authors

Ramanjaney K Upadhyay is an Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, Chennai. He holds a Ph.D. from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, and Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Before joining the IIT Madras, he taught courses on English Language and Linguistics at GLA University, Mathura. He has a keen interest in Indian English, socio-pragmatics, and translation. He has published numerous research papers in respected journals as well as two translated books. His current interests are Indian English and Indology.

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