OLAC Record

Title:A sociolinguistic survey of the Anii-Akpe language area

This survey report presents a sociolinguistic survey conducted in the Anii-Akpe speech communities (Kwa language family) of Benin and Togo. The survey was designed to help SIL Togo/Benin administrators determine the involvement of SIL in these language communities.

Through the elicitation of wordlists, as well as the administration of community and individual interviews, the survey researchers collected data concerning tested and reported levels of dialect intercomprehension, language use in various domains both public and private, language attitudes toward both written and oral forms of Anii, reported levels of bilingualism in various languages, as well as education and literacy levels.

The results are given for each of the above-mentioned categories, with emphasis given to areas which provided insights into both the extent of dialect intercomprehension and the level of community interest in language development.

Through a combination of a sufficient percentage of lexical similarity and a high level of tested comprehension, the results show that Anii and Akpe are one language. There are no indications of language shift. Attitudes toward the development of Anii are positive.

Contributor (author):Kluge, Angela
Tompkins, Barbara
Date (W3CDTF):2009
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9042
Extent:94 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9042
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2009-009
Language (ISO639):eng
Subject:Anii language
Sociolinguistics; Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):blo
Type (DCMI):Text


Archive:  SIL Language and Culture Archives
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/sil.org
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for OLAC format
GetRecord:  Pre-generated XML file

OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:sil.org:9042
DateStamp:  2013-04-27
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for simple DC format

Search Info

Citation: Kluge, Angela; Tompkins, Barbara. 2009. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2009-009.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_BJ country_GB dcmi_Text iso639_blo iso639_eng

Inferred Metadata

Country: Benin
Area: Africa

Up-to-date as of: Mon Jun 15 5:24:49 EDT 2015