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Fri Dec 14 2012

Books: The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay: Nordhoff

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Date: 05-Dec-2012
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Subject: The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay: Nordhoff
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Title: The Genesis of Sri Lanka MalaySubtitle: A Case of Extreme Language ContactSeries Title: Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: Brill

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Author: Sebastian Nordhoff

Hardback: ISBN: 9789004234130 Pages: 312 Price: Europe EURO 107.00Hardback: ISBN: 9789004234130 Pages: 312 Price: U.S. $ 149.00


In The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay: A Case of Extreme Language Contact, thesynchrony and diachrony of Sri Lanka Malay are investigated from a variety ofangles: Experts on South Asia, South East Asia, Creole Studies, ArealLinguistics, Typology, and Sociolinguistics all contribute their share to atruly global analysis of one of the most extreme cases of language contact,where the Malays changed the whole morphosyntax of their language in as littleas just over three centuries. The genesis of Sri Lanka Malay informs theoriesof language contact, language change, and creolization; as well associolinguistics, language policy and planning and a critical analysis of theendangered language discourse.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Creole Malay, Sri Lankan (sci)

Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Written In: English (eng)

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