The Postcolonial Identity of Sri Lankan English

 
9789556651539: The Postcolonial Identity of Sri Lankan English

Manique Gunesekera is a native speaker of Sri Lankan English. She is the Head of the Department of English and Professor of English, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. She is currently the Vice President of the Sri Lanka English Language Teachers' Association (SLELTA). Manique has an English Honours degree from the University of Kelaniya, a Master's in TESL from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Her research interests include varieties of English, language and identity, business communication, and postcolonial literature. Manique Gunesekera has collected a wide array of words used in Sri Lanka, forming an integral part of the English spoken today in the island. From the villages and cities, the universities and offices, the collection gives an insight into the humour and the wit of the Sri Lankan. Some words have found their way into universal dictionaries while others are used in literary works in English, giving a flavour of the richness and depth of Sri Lankan society.

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Manique Gunesekera
Published by Vijitha Yapa Publications, Sri Lanka (2010)
ISBN 10: 9556651535 ISBN 13: 9789556651539
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