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.

A Dictionary of Sri Lankan English

SKU: 052021
$30.00 Regular Price
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  • ISBN

    9789555054201
  • Authors

    Meyler, Michael
  • Extent

    294
  • Format

    Paperback
  • Year

    2011
  • Publisher

    Michael Meyler

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