The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay: A Case of Extreme Language Contact - Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages 3 (Hardback)Sebastian Nordhoff (editor)
Hardback 294 Pages / Published: 29/11/2012
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In The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay: A Case of Extreme Language Contact, the synchrony and diachrony of Sri Lanka Malay are investigated from a variety of angles: Experts on South Asia, South East Asia, Creole Studies, Areal Linguistics, Typology, and Sociolinguistics all contribute their share to a truly global analysis of one of the most extreme cases of language contact, where the Malays changed the whole morphosyntax of their language in as little as just over three centuries. The genesis of Sri Lanka Malay informs theories of language contact, language change, and 'creolization', as well as sociolinguistics, language policy and planning and a critical analysis of the 'endangered language' discourse.
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 1340 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
"This volume is an excellent example of how the synergy of different linguistic fields can yield a tangible result. Reading through the volume, one gets a very clear picture of how far linguists have come in understanding the origins and formation of SLM. The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay will be of great value not only to linguists interested in SLM, but also to scholars interested in language contact, language change, creolization, sociolinguistics, and language policy." - Francesca R. Moro, in: Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics 1/2 (2014), pp. 223-228 "This book will be of great value to linguists interested in the importance of socio-historical context in the development of contact languages and the interaction of structural features between languages in contact." - Felicity Meakins, The University of Queensland, on: Linguist List
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