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Title:Sociolinguistic Survey of Lohorung
Abstract:This report presents the results of sociolinguistic research conducted among representatives of the Lohorung [ISO 639-3: lbr], Yamphu [ybi], and Southern Yamphu [lrr] language communities of Sankhuwasabha and Dhankuta districts in Nepal. Linguistic and anthropological research, by van Driem (2001), Rutgers (1998), Hansson (1991), and Hardman (2000), provide helpful context for this investigation of sociolinguistic realities between these groups. The goals of this survey include clarifying the relationships between Lohorung and two related languages; investigating dialect variation and attitudes between three Lohorung communities (Pangma, Angala, and Dhupu); assessing Lohorung language vitality in these three communities; and understanding the Lohorung community’s desires for development. This research adds to previous linguistic description of Lohorung and Yamphu to confirm that, despite their close relationship, they speak separate languages. There is little dialect variation between the Lohorung villages we visited. There are positive attitudes towards the speech variety of Pangma. While language vitality varies among these three Lohorung villages, the degree of vitality (EGIDS 6b, Threatened) warrants language-based development. The Lohorung community desires language-based development, most notably multi-lingual education, adult literacy, and a dictionary.
Contributor (author):Mitchell, Jessica R.
Hilty, Holly J.
Contributor (photographer):Hilty, Ben
Contributor (researcher):Eppele, John
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/51652
Extent:iii, 110 pages
Has Part (URI):oai:sil.org:51653
Has Version (URI):oai:sil.org:57804
Nepali (individual language)
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):NP
Subject:Lohorung language
Lohorung; Sankhuwasabha; Rai; Nepal survey; Northern Lohorung; Southern Lohorung; Kirati Rai
Subject (ISO639):lbr
Type (DCMI):Text


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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Mitchell, Jessica R.; Hilty, Holly J. 2010-2012. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_NP dcmi_Text iso639_eng iso639_lbr iso639_npi

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Country: Nepal
Area: Asia

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