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Title:A Sociolinguistic Survey of the Amio-Gelimi Language Area

In October of 2009 SIL conducted a survey of the Amio-Gelimi language, located in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Amio-Gelimi is listed as Lesing-Gelimi [let] in the sixteenth edition of the Ethnologue and belongs to the East Arawe subgroup of Austronesian languages. The goals of the survey were to determine language and dialect boundaries and evaluate language vitality. Research was conducted through group interviews in each village in the language area, interviews with leaders of institutions in the area, collection of wordlists and observation.

The findings of the survey indicate that Amio-Gelimi has two dialects and is spoken in four villages to the east of Gasmata: Amio, Kaskas, Atui and Poronga. Amio and Kaskas belong to the Amio dialect, while Atui and Poronga belong to the Gelimi dialect. The vitality of the Amio-Gelimi language is currently high.

Contributor (author):Spencer, Juliann
Van Cott, Sara
MacKenzie, Bonnie
Date (W3CDTF):2013
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/54624
Extent:101 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/54624
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2013-017
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Ambul language
Avau language
Bebeli language
Lesing-Gelimi language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):apo
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Spencer, Juliann; Van Cott, Sara; MacKenzie, Bonnie. 2013. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2013-017.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG dcmi_Text iso639_apo iso639_avb iso639_bek iso639_eng iso639_let

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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