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Title:Sociolinguistic Survey of Bru in Phang Khon and Phanna Nikhom Districts, Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand
Abstract:The purpose of this survey was to determine the need for language development among the Bru people of Phang Khon and Phanna Nikhom districts in Sakon Nakhon province of Northeastern Thailand. The instruments used include word lists and sociolinguistic questionnaires. The sociolinguistic questionnaires were analyzed by comparing responses to determine dialect perceptions, language vitality, and bilingual proficiency among Bru speakers. The word lists were analyzed using lexical comparison to determine potential groupings within Bru speech varieties. Results show that the Bru variety in these two districts is distinct from other related varieties. The results also show low vitality, corresponding to an EGIDS score of 6b, or threatened. The language community demonstrates a high level of bilingualism with the regional language of Isaan, but further testing would be required to confirm whether there is enough bilingualism to use materials developed in the Isaan language.
Contributor (author):Choo, Marcus
Ryan, Amy
Simmons, Jennifer
Herington, Jennifer
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60498
Extent:151 pages
Identifier (URI):http://li.payap.ac.th/images/stories/survey/sociolinguistic_survey_of_bru_in_thailand.pdf
Western Bru
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:Linguistics Institute Payap University
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TH
Subject:Western Bru language
Northeastern Thai language
Subject (ISO639):brv
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):lexicon


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Citation: Choo, Marcus; Ryan, Amy; Simmons, Jennifer; Herington, Jennifer. 2012. Linguistics Institute Payap University.
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Country: Thailand
Area: Asia

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