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Blowback Linguistic Nationalism, Institutional Decay, and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka

ISBN-10: 0804749248

ISBN-13: 9780804749244

Edition: 2004

Authors: Neil DeVotta

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In the 1950s Sinhalese linguistic nationalism precipitated a situation in which the movement to replace English as the main language and replace with it with Sinhala and Tamil was abandoned and Sinhala alone became the official language. This work looks at the subsequent outcome this had.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 4/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Abbreviations
An Overview
Ethnic Identities and Politics Before Independence
From Linguistic Parity to Sinhala-Only
The Official Language Act of 1956
Institutional Decay: The Consequences of the Official Language Act, 1956-77
From Linguistic Nationalism to Civil War
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Ethnic Conflict
Conclusion
Appendixes
The Official Language Act, No. 33 of 1956
Resolutions Passed at the Fifth (Special) National Convention of Federal Party (1957)
The "Bandaranaike-Chelvanayakam Pact" (1957)
The Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act, No. 28 of 1958
The Agreement Between Dudley Senanayake and S. J. V. Chelvanayakam (1965)
The Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Regulations (1966)
The Vaddukkoddai Resolution (1976)
The LTTE Proposal for an Interim Self-Governing Authority for the Northeast (2003)
Notes
References
Index