Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The register of games: a study of the languages of the games in India

Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi


This paper is a study of the register (a variety of a language used for a particular purpose for a particular setting) of various games commonly played by children in India. The study will take into account the language of six games (three played by girls and three by boys in teenage years) for linguistic analysis in the study. The registers of the games include rhyme-scheme for the specific game, and the words associated with the games. The two genders quite vary in their languages of games. The study will find out the reflection of their sexes in the registers employed by them. This socio-linguistic analysis will analyze the field data by examining speech practices associated with gender, and studying self-disclosure, and politeness theory in these games. The data will be observed in Hindi language (one of the official languages of India spoken in Northern India) and transcribed in International Phonetic Alphabets along with liner translation in English.

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