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Title:The Garos of Bangladesh: A Sociolinguistic Survey

The Garo people of Bangladesh, who often refer to themselves and their language as "Mandi," actually speak a variety of mother-tongue languages. Within Bangladesh, the chief varieties are Abeng, A'tong, Brak, Chibok, Dual, and Megam. This survey report gives an account of the sociolinguistic research that took place among speakers of each of these varieties. The goals of the research included investigating linguistic variation within and among each of these six varieties, exploring Mandi speakers' attitudes towards their own and other varieties, and assessing the long-term viability of each variety. The degree of intelligibility in Abeng by speakers of other Mandi varieties was measured, as were Mandi speakers' abilities in other languages. Fieldwork for this research took place from April through June 2005, during which time wordlists, questionnaires, and a story recorded in Abeng were used as the primary research tools.

Contributor (author):Kim, Amy
Kim, Seung
Ahmad, Sayed
Sangma, Mridul
Date (W3CDTF):2005
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/47762
Extent:212 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/47762
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-007
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):BM
Subject:A'tong language
Garo language
Megam language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):aot
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Kim, Amy; Kim, Seung; Ahmad, Sayed; Sangma, Mridul. 2005. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-007.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_BD country_GB country_IN dcmi_Text iso639_aot iso639_ben iso639_eng iso639_grt iso639_mef

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Country: BangladeshIndia
Area: Asia

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