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Title:The War-Jaintia in Bangladesh: a sociolinguistic survey

The purpose of this sociolinguistic survey of War-Jaintia (or War as it is more commonly called in Bangladesh) was to gather information that would be used to plan a language development program for the War-Jaintia living in Bangladesh. Within Bangladesh the War-Jaintia (or W-J for short from here on) constitute the largest group of people who are ethnically and culturally Khasi. (The Pnars and Lyngngams are far fewer in number.) We wanted to know which language variety, if any, the W-J community want to develop in terms of literature production and literacy programs. We also wanted to know, from an objective linguistic point of view, the pros and cons of choosing any particular language variety.

To accomplish these goals, this sociolinguistic survey of W-J was carried out in four interrelated parts: (1) a study of the dialects of the language; (2) a language use, attitudes, and vitality study; (3) a bilingualism study; and (4) a study of literacy in standard Khasi. Figure 1 gives a summary of the sociolinguistic methods used in this survey.

Contributor (author):Kim, Seung
Kim, Amy
Brightbill, Jeremy
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9059
Extent:153 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9059
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2007-013
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):BM
Subject:War-Jaintia language
Sociolinguistics; Dialect surveys
Subject (ISO639):aml
Type (DCMI):Text


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DateStamp:  2013-04-27
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Citation: Kim, Seung; Kim, Amy; Brightbill, Jeremy. 2003-11-24. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2007-013.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_BD country_GB dcmi_Text iso639_aml iso639_eng

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Country: Bangladesh
Area: Asia

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