Dictionary Of Sri Lankan English, A


by Meyler, Michael

Dictionary Of Sri Lankan English, A

Price:  US$24.00   (SGD30.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 294 pages
Published:  2011, Sri Lanka, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789555054201
SB#:  052021 (400)

About This Book

This volume contains approximately 2500 words and expressions that are characteristic of the English spoken in Sri Lanka. How do you pronounce mawath, Veddah and perahera? Where will you find a floor patient, a cake structure and an umbrella couple? The words and expressions are compared with "standard" British English, backed up with a pronunciation guide, examples of usage, quotes from published books, and illustrations. There is also an introduction outlining the main features of Sri Lankan English. The book charts the social and cultural nuances of the words and phrases that Sri Lankans use, and will be of interest to anyone with an interest in the many international varieties of the English language.


* Actual charges are made in Singapore Dollars (SGD).   SGD1.00 = US$0.80