Essays about: "tamil language"

Found 2 essays containing the words tamil language.

  1. 1. Linguistic Landscaping in Singapore: The Local Linguistic Ecology and the Roles of English

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Hoa Tang; [2016]
    Keywords : linguistic landscape; the ecology of language; language ecology; linguistic dominance; niches; multilingual ism ; English imperialism; diffusion-of-English paradigm; language shift; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The present thesis, adopting the ecology of language as its conceptual orientation as well as employing linguistic landscape as its methodological tool to collect and analyze data, firstly aims at investigating (1) how the four official languages of Singapore namely Malay, (Mandarin) Chinese, Tamil, and English have been deployed on signs by three different social actors, i.e. READ MORE

  2. 2. Waves of Disaster – Waves of Relief : An Ethnography of Humanitarian Assistance to Post-Tsunami Sri Lanka

    University essay from Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi

    Author : Jesper Bjarnesen; [2006]
    Keywords : Tsunami; Sri Lanka; humanitarian assistance; disaster; suffering; ;

    Abstract : Abstract This paper applies an impressionistic and reflexive genre of ethnography to understand the ethnographer’s meeting with the humanitarian aid workers in post-tsunami Sri Lanka. It offers an analysis of the political atmosphere in the country prior to the tsunami as a central framework for understanding current tensions and debates over the distribution of tsunami aid resources, and traces the emergence of what has been termed Sinhala-Buddhist nationalism. READ MORE