Comments on Nordhoff ’s “Establishing and Dating Sinhala Influence in Sri Lanka Malay”1

  title={Comments on Nordhoff ’s “Establishing and Dating Sinhala Influence in Sri Lanka Malay”1},
  author={Ian Smith},
  journal={Journal of Language Contact},
  • Ian Smith
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Journal of Language Contact
Students of Sri Lanka Malay agree that the language has been heavily influenced by the local languages, Sinhala and Tamil. Differences arise over not only the degree and timing of such influence from each language, but also the extent to which the language developed through untutored second language acquisition (on the part of Tamil &/or Sinhala speakers) &/or intense bilingualism (on the part of Malay speakers). Nordhoff’s arguments for Sinhala influence are examined in the context of Thomason… Expand
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