Title: Sinhala-English code-mixing in Sri Lanka
Subtitle: A sociolinguistic study
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series
Publisher: Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT
Author: Chamindi Dilkushi Senaratne
Electronic: ISBN: 9078328926 Pages: 317 Price: Europe EURO 27.00
This thesis contributes to one of the most criticized, devalued and yet highly frequent linguistic phenomena in post-colonial urban Sri Lanka: Sinhala-English CM. In answering the main research question of this thesis, this treatise seeks to provide an adequate account of mixed constructions prevalent in the Sinhala-English bilingual corpus within the framework proposed in Muysken's (2000) CM typology.