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Title:A Sociolinguistic Survey of Bebeli

From 6–9 November 2009 the SIL-PNG survey team conducted a survey of the Bebeli [bek] language, located to the east of Kimbe in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Bebeli belongs to the East Arawe subgroup of Austronesian languages (Lewis 2009). The goals of the survey were to determine language and dialect boundaries and evaluate language vitality. Data were collected through individual and group interviews, wordlist elicitation and observation of language use in each Bebeli-speaking village. The Bebeli language is spoken in three villages: Morokea, Mosa and Banaule, and residents of each village speak a different dialect of the language. Speakers reported that adults understand the other dialects well. The ethnolinguistic vitality of Bebeli is currently low.

Contributor (author):Spencer, Juliann
Van Cott, Sara
MacKenzie, Bonnie
Date (W3CDTF):2013
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/52392
Extent:96 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/52392
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2013-003
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Bebeli language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):bek
Type (DCMI):Text


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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Spencer, Juliann; Van Cott, Sara; MacKenzie, Bonnie. 2013. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2013-003.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG dcmi_Text iso639_bek iso639_eng

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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