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Title:A sociolinguistic survey of the Ede language communities of Benin and Togo, Introduction and Volume 1: Ede language family – Background and assessment methodology

The purpose of this paper is to present a tentative classification of the Ede language varieties (Defoid language group), spoken in the southeastern part of West Africa. Further, given the chaining pattern of the Ede cluster, this paper discusses whether the individual Ede speech varieties should be regarded and classified as dialects of one larger language or as closely related but distinct languages. To date no satisfying solution is available.

Further, this paper serves as an introduction to the 8-volume series “A sociolinguistic survey of the Ede language communities of Benin and Togo, represented in a series of reports published in SIL Electronic Survey Reports. Volume 1 of this series, Ede language family: Background and assessment methodology (Kluge 2009), presents pertinent material on the larger Ede language area and discusses the research questions and methodology applied for the sociolinguistic study of the Ede language continuum, material that would otherwise be repetitive in each of the other volumes. Volumes 2–8 report on the individual sociolinguistic surveys conducted among the Cabe speech communities (Kluge 2009), Ica, (Kluge 2009), Idaca (Kluge 2009), Ije (Jeff Schmidt 2009), Kura (Durieux, Durieux-Boon and Kluge 2009), Northern Nago (Durieux, Durieux-Boon and Kluge 2009), and Southern Nago (Michael McHenry 2009).

Contributor (editor):Kluge, Angela
Date (W3CDTF):2011
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/41538
Extent:xi and 209 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/41538
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-002
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Ede Cabe language
Ede Ica language
Ede Idaca language
Ede Ije language
Southern Nago language
Kura Ede Nago language
Northern Nago language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):cbj
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Kluge, Angela (editor). 2011. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-002.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_BJ country_GB dcmi_Text iso639_cbj iso639_eng iso639_ica iso639_idd iso639_ijj iso639_nqg iso639_nqk iso639_xkb

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Country: Benin
Area: Africa

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