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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/138537809X12528970165181 Journal of Early Modern History 13 (2009) 265-310 Th e Matrioshka Principle and How it was Overcome: Portuguese and Habsburg Imperial Attitudes in Sri Lanka and the Responses of the Rulers of Kotte (1506

In: Journal of Early Modern History

African and Asian Studies 6 (2007) 227-242 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156920907X212213 African and Asian Studies A A S A Forgotten Minority: Th e Afro-Sri Lankans Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya * Department of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, King’s College

In: African and Asian Studies
In The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay: A Case of Extreme Language Contact, the synchrony and diachrony of Sri Lanka Malay are investigated from a variety of angles: Experts on South Asia, South East Asia, Creole Studies, Areal Linguistics, Typology, and Sociolinguistics all contribute their share to a truly global analysis of one of the most extreme cases of language contact, where the Malays changed the whole morphosyntax of their language in as little as just over three centuries.
The genesis of Sri Lanka Malay informs theories of language contact, language change, and 'creolization', as well as sociolinguistics, language policy and planning and a critical analysis of the 'endangered language' discourse.

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157180608X365235 International Negotiation 13 (2008) 341–364 ‘Damned if You Do, and Damned if You Don’t’: Nordic Involvement and Images o