online resources on human rights and politics in Sri Lanka

We provide below few references to some online resources on human rights and politics in Sri Lanka.

Amnesty International  http://www.amnesty.org/en/sri-lanka

Asian Human Rights Commission  http://www.humanrights.asia/countries/sri-lanka

Government of Sri Lanka   http://www.priu.gov.lk/

Groundviews   http://groundviews.org/

Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka   http://hrcsl.lk/english/

Human Rights Watch  http://www.hrw.org/asia/sri-lanka

Un recueil de textes sur Sri Lanka soulève des questions fondamentales

Un chercheur américain vient de publier un recueil volumineux de documents et d’études, censé apporter au lecteur une connaissance encyclopédique de l’histoire, de la culture et de la politique de Sri Lanka:

John Clifford Holt: The Sri Lanka Reader: History, Culture, Politics. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2011; pp 772 + index, illustrations, $34.95

Gananath Obeyesekere, professeur émérite d’anthropologie à l’Université de Princeton, a publié dans la revue indienne Economic and Political Weekly un compte-rendu très critique de cet ouvrage, dont nous vous conseillons la lecture, sous le titre: ‘Sri Lanka Reader plans to do much and therefore achieves too little’: on le trouve sur le site Transcurrents, qui reprend souvent des notes de lecture et des études importantes concernant Sri Lanka:
http://transcurrents.com/news-views/archives/7615

Nous aurons l’occasion de revenir ultérieurement sur cette publication et sur d’autres ouvrages récents portant sur l’histoire de Sri Lanka, mais nous encourageons dès à présent nos lecteurs à réagir à la lecture de ce compte-rendu qui soulève une série de questions fondamentales concernant les interprétations de l’histoire de la domination coloniale et de la place de la violence dans la société contemporaine

Bibliography on Sri Lankan Malays

Bibliography on Sri Lankan Malays

Adelaar, K.A. 1991. “Some notes on the origin of Sri Lankan Malay.” In H. Steinhauer (ed.), Papers in Austronesian Linguistics. Pacific Linguistics. The Australian National University. Vol. I: 23-37.Ansaldo, U. 2008. “Sri Lanka Malay revisited: Genesis and classification.” In A. Dwyer, D. Harrison & D. Rood (eds.), A World of Many Voices: Lessons from Documented Endangered Languages. Benjamins: Amsterdam / Philadelphia. (Studies in Language). 13-42.Ansaldo, Umberto. 2011. “Metatypy in Sri Lanka Malay.” In Rajendra Singh & Ghanshyam Sharma (eds.), Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguistics. 2011. Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. (Trends in Linguistics, Studies and Monographs, 241). 3-15.

Ansaldo, U. & L. Lim. 2006. “Globalisation, empowerment and the periphery – The Malays of Sri Lanka.” In R. Elangayiyan, R. McKenna Brown, N.D.M. Ostler & M.K. Verma (eds.), Vital Voices: Endangered Languages and Multilingualism. Proceedings of the FEL X Conference. Bath / Mysore: Foundation for Endangered Languages / Central Institute of Indian Languages. 39-46.

Bakker, P. 2006. “The Sri Lanka Sprachbund.: The newcomers Portuguese and Malay.” In Y. Matras, A. McMahon & N. Vincent (eds.), Linguistic Areas – Convergence in Historical and Typological Perspective. Houndmills, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 135-159.

Bichsel-Stettler. 1989. Aspects of the Sri Lanka Malay Community and its Language. Master’s thesis, Universität Bern.

Hussainmiya, B.A. 1987. Lost Cousins: The Malays of Sri Lanka, Occasional Paper, vol. 2. Kebangsaan: Universiti Kebangsaan.

Hussainmiya, B.A. 1990. Orang Rejimen: The Malays of the Ceylon Rifle Regiment. Universiti Kebangsaan.

Kekulawala, S.L. 1982. “Kinship terminology in Sri Lankan Malay: A contribution to the study of language universals.”Kelaniya Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Kelaniya, 1/2: 207-224.

Lim, L. & U. Ansaldo. 2006. “Keeping Kirinda vital: The endangerment-empowerment dilemma in the documentation of Sri Lanka Malay.” Amsterdam Centre for Language & Cognition Working Papers, 1: 51-66.

Lim, L. & U. Ansaldo. 2007. “Identity alignment in the multilingual space: The Malays of Sri Lanka.” In E. Anchimbre (ed.),Linguistic Identity in Multilingual Postcolonial Spaces. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press. 218-243.

Nordhoff, Sebastian. 2009. A Grammar of Upcountry Sri Lanka Malay. Utrecht: LOT (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Amsterdam). Three volumes.

Paauw, S.H. 2004. A Historical Analysis of the Lexical Sources of Sri Lanka Malay. Master’s thesis, York University.

Saldin, B. 2001. The Sri Lankan Malays and Their Language. Kurunegala: Nihon, 2nd edition.

Saldin, B. 2003. Portrait of a Sri Lankan Malay. Kurunegala: Nihon.

Saldin, B. 2007. A Concise Sri Lankan Malay Dictionary – Kamus ringkas bahasa melayu Sri Lanka. Kurunegala: Nihon.

Slomanson, Peter. 2006. “Sri Lankan Malay morophosyntax: Lankan or Malay?” In A. Deumert & S. Durleman (eds.),Structure and Variation in Language Contact. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 135-158.

Slomanson, Peter. 2008. “The perfect construction and complexity drift in Sri Lankan Malay.” Lingua, 118/10: 1640-1655.

Smith, I.R., S. Paauw & B.A. Hussainmiya. 2004. “Sri Lanka Malay: the state of the art.” Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics. Rajendra Singh (chief editor). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 197-215

Tapovanaye, S. 1986. Analysis of the Segmental Phonemes of the Sri Lanka Malay Language. Master’s thesis, University of Kelaniya (written in Sinhala).

Tapovanaye, S. 1995. Vowel Length in Sri Lankan Malay. Master’s thesis, University of Hawaii.