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Title:Sociological factors in Reefs-Santa Cruz language vitality: a 40 year retrospective
Abstract:This article looks back over 40 years of language and culture change in the region of the Solomon Islands where the four Reefs-Santa Cruz (RSC) languages are spoken. Taking the works of Davenport and Wurm as a starting point, we list specific linguistic changes we have identified and discuss the sociological factors which have both promoted and undermined the vitality of these languages. We then determine the level of vitality for each language through the recently proposed Extended Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale — EGIDS (Lewis and Simons 2010), and based on our results for the RSC languages, we provide a short evaluation of the usefulness of EGIDS for prioritizing language documentation efforts.
Contributor (author):Boerger, Brenda H.
Næss, Åshild
Vaa, Anders
Emerine, Rachel
Hoover, Angela
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/51483
Extent:pages 111-152
Identifier (URI):http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijsl.2012.2012.issue-214/ijsl-2012-0023/ijsl-2012-0023.xml
Is Part Of:International Journal of the Sociology of Language
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):PM
Subject:Ayiwo language
Engdewu language
Nalögo language
Natügu language
Pijin language
Reefs-Santa Cruz languages; EGIDS; Language documentation; Language vitality
Subject (ISO639):nfl
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Boerger, Brenda H.; Næss, Åshild; Vaa, Anders; Emerine, Rachel; Hoover, Angela. 2012. International Journal of the Sociology of Language.
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Country: Solomon Islands
Area: Pacific

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