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Title:A Sociolinguistic Survey of the Malalamai [mmt] Language Area

This survey investigates vitality and language and dialect boundaries of the Malalamai [mmt] language on the eastern coast of Madang Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG). This was one of the few Austronesian languages that had not been surveyed in this area. The survey team used wordlists, observation, interviews and participatory methods in the villages of Malalamai, Bonga and Yara. Pre-existing wordlists from nearby or related Austronesian languages were compared to those elicited during the survey to calculate lexical similarities between them and the language surveyed.

Linguistically, there was virtually no difference between the villages surveyed, and comparison with other languages in the area shows that the Malalamai language is distinct. In addition, reported data indicate that Malalamai is limited to only the villages surveyed. This survey report concludes that although continued and increasing use of Tok Pisin could influence language change, current vitality is strong.

Contributor (author):Carter, John
Carter, Katie
Grummitt, John
MacKenzie, Bonnie
Masters, Janell
Date (W3CDTF):2011
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/43106
Extent:57 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/43106
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-049
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Malalamai language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):mmt
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Carter, John; Carter, Katie; Grummitt, John; MacKenzie, Bonnie; Masters, Janell. 2011. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-049.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG dcmi_Text iso639_eng iso639_mmt

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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