The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay
Nordhoff, Sebastian [Hrsg.]:
The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay : a Case of Extreme Language Contact / ed. by Sebastian Nordhoff. - Leiden : Brill, 2013. - xiii, 294 S. : Ill., Kt. - (Brill's studies in South and Southwest Asian languages ; 3)
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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. [Verlagsinformation]
SEBASTIAN NORDHOFF, Ph. D. (2009), University of Amsterdam, is postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Insitute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig. He works on languages of Sri Lanka, language contact, and Linguistic Linked Open Data. Next to his reference grammar of Sri Lanka Malay, he has published on its synchrony and diachrony. Academia.edu profile.
- The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay: a Case of Extreme Language Contact. Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages; 3. xiii, 294 S. (2013).
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