Sinhala

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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.

[London Oriental and African Language Library, 15]  2010.  xv, 296 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Foreword
ix
Preface
xi–xii
Romanization and text presentation
xiii–xiv
Abbreviations
xv
Chapter 1. Introduction
1–20
Chapter 2. Writing system
21–27
Chapter 3. Sounds
28–39
Chapter 4. Words
40–65
Chapter 5. Morphology
66–94
Chapter 6. Morphology-syntax interface
95–99
Chapter 7. Argument structures
100–128
Chapter 8. Noun phrase and verb phrase constructions
129–151
Chapter 9. Grammatical constructions
152–180
Chapter 10. Expanded sentences
181–206
Chapter 11. Sentence and information structure
207–226
Chapter 12. Discourse and grammar
227–253
Chapter 13. Pragmatics and grammar
254–272
Chapter 14. Sample texts
273–282
Appendixes
283–285
References
286–291
Index
292–296
“Aujourd’hui, on ne peut qu’accueillir avec enthousiasme la parution d’une nouvelle monographie sur le singhalais qui tenterait d’enrichir la réflexion sur cette langue entamée il y a plus d’un siècle”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2BMS – Linguistics/Sinhalese
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2009045280