A Cause- Effect Analysis of the Phonology of Sri Lankan Englishes

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Postcolonial Englishes are a rich source on cross linguistic dynamics in contact situations where English is the superstrate. Sinhala is a minority language of the world and is spoken by a population of 15,173,820 in Sri Lanka. The language specific rankings of markedness constraints in the phonological grammar and conventions governing grapheme to phoneme conversion rules of Sinhala result in the dichotomy of transfer versus inhibition of the source language phonology. The Constraint Fluctuation Hypothesis recognizes that ...

A Cause- Effect Analysis of the Phonology of Sri Lankan Englishes 2014, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN-13: 9783659606557

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