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Title:The Santali cluster in Bangladesh: a sociolinguistic survey

This paper reports on sociolinguistic research conducted among speakers of five Austro- Asiatic language varieties in northwest Bangladesh: Koda, Kol, Mahali, Mundari, and Santali. These are collectively referred to as the Santali Cluster because Santali is the most populous and developed language among these five varieties. Linguistic variation within and across these varieties, long-term viability of each variety, and attitudes of speakers towards their own and other language varieties were investigated. The degree of intelligibility in Santali by speakers of the other varieties and the bilingual ability in Bangla of speakers from each variety were also studied. This research was carried out from November 2004 through January 2005 through the use of word lists, questionnaires, a Bangla Sentence Repetition Test, and stories recorded in Santali, Mundari, and Mahali.

Contributor (author):Kim, Seung
Kim, Amy
Date (W3CDTF):2010
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9037
Extent:225 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9037
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2010-006
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):BM
Subject:Bengali language
Mahali language
Santali language
Mundari language
Sociolinguistics; Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):ben
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Kim, Seung; Kim, Amy. 2010. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2010-006.
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Country: BangladeshIndia
Area: Asia

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