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Title: Sinhala
Written By: Dileep Chandralal
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LOALL%2015
Series Title: London Oriental and African Language Library 15
Description:

Sinhala is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka and the mother tongue
of over 70% of the population. Outside Sri Lanka it is used among immigrant
populations in the U.K., North America, Australia and some European and
Middle Eastern countries. As for the genetic relation, it belongs to the
Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. Although the earliest
surviving literature in Sinhala dates from the 8th century A.D. its written
tradition has traced a longer path of more than 2000 years.

Among the major topics covered in this volume are the writing system,
phonology, morphology, grammatical constructions and discourse and
pragmatic aspects of Sinhala. Written in a clear and lucid style, the book
presents a rich sampling of the data and serves a useful typological
reference. Therefore this is required reading for not only linguists and
Sinhala specialists but also to anyone interested in language, thought, and
culture.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): Sinhalese
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027288530
Prices: U.S. $ 165.00
Europe EURO 110.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027238153
Prices: U.S. $ 165.00
U.K. £ 110.00
Europe EURO 116.60