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Title:A Summary of the Sociolinguistic Survey of the Bakor languages of Cross River State, Nigeria
Contributor (author):Yoder, Zachariah
Hannelová, Katarína
Otronyi, Linus
Date:2008-01 to 2008-02
Description:1. Introduction 1.1. Goals and concepts The goal of this sociolinguistic survey was to research the Bakor [bakɔ]1 language cluster2 of Cross River State, Nigeria, to give insights as they consider developing their own languages with the help other interested parties. The focus was to collect data to help them determine how many and which speech varieties spoken by the Bakor peoples need to be developed into a written form in order to ensure that they all have access to literature that they will understand well. Due to the existence of literature in Ekajuk, one of the Bakor speech varieties, another goal of the survey was to examine the possibility of literature extensibility. In other words, we wanted to verify whether the Ekajuk literature would be comprehensible and acceptable to speakers of other Bakor speech varieties. The survey was conducted in two phases during the months of January and February, 2008. Data was gathered concerning a large variety of concepts, namely the peoples‟ own sense of social and linguistic identity, intelligibility between these varieties, the bilingual ability of the people, the vitality of each Bakor speech variety, the acceptability of literature in each variety, and the level of literacy in the villages visited. Research questions were chosen to explore each concept. The research questions are individually introduced and answered in the main sections of the full report, these are excluded for brevity in this summary. The actual instruments and questions used in the field are different from the research questions; these are summarized in the methodology section, and expanded upon in the full report.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59968
Extent:12 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59968
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):NE
Subject:Abanyom language
Ekajuk language
Nkem-Nkum language
Nnam language
Nde-Nsele-Nta language
Efutop language
vitality; intelligibility; dialect; bilingualism; dialect cluster
Subject (ISO639):abm
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Yoder, Zachariah; Hannelová, Katarína; Otronyi, Linus. 2008-01 to 2008-02. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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Country: Nigeria
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