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Title:A Sociolinguistic Survey of Amara

This survey was undertaken to assess the vitality of the Amara [aie] language, which is found on the north coast of West New Britain Province (WNB), Papua New Guinea. Amara is spoken in three villages that are each surrounded by villages of neighbouring languages. In order to assess vitality, the team used observation, participatory methods, and conducted interviews guided by the SIL-PNG sociolinguistic questionnaires. The survey team found the language vital in one village and endangered in the other two. It appears that the people, including those in the village of higher vitality, are steadily shifting to Bariai [bch] and Maleu-Kilenge [mgl], two neighbouring languages.i>[In the interest of making this work available without further delay, we are posting it as it was written. It has not been subjected to further review.]

Contributor (author):Carter, John
Carter, Katie
MacKenzie, Bonnie
Paris, Hannah
Paris, Brian
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/48320
Extent:28 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/48320
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-017
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Amara language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):aie
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Carter, John; Carter, Katie; MacKenzie, Bonnie; Paris, Hannah; Paris, Brian. 2012. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-017.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG dcmi_Text iso639_aie iso639_eng

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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