Renowned Indian American linguist Braj B Kachru dies

Q.  Which renowned Indian American linguist coined the term World English?
- Published on 04 Aug 16

a. Braj C Kachru
b. Braj B Kachru
c. Dhruv B Kachru
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Braj C Kachru
Well known Indian American linguist Braj B Kachru passed away on July 29, 2016 in Urbana, Illinois
  • He was 84 years old at the time of his death.
  • He was known for coining the term World English.
  • He also published studies on Kashmiri.
  • At the University of Illinois, Department of Linguistics was headed by him from 1968-1979.
  • He was also Director of the Centre for Advanced Study from June 1996 to January 2000 at the University.
  • He was named Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois in 1992.

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