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Sun Sep 19 2010

Books: General Linguistics/Language Documentation: Chandralal

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Message 1: Sinhala: Chandralal
Date: 19-Sep-2010
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Sinhala: Chandralal
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Title: Sinhala
Series Title: London Oriental and African Language Library 15
Published: 2010
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=LOALL%2015

Author: Dileep Chandralal
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288530 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027288530 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027238153 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027238153 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027238153 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 116.60
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Documentation

Subject Language(s): Sinhala (sin)

Written In: English (eng )

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