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Title:The sociolinguistic situation of the Uyajitaya [duk] language

SIL conducted a sociolinguistic survey of the Uyajitaya language in the Madang Province of Papua New Guinea from 17–26 November 2003. This survey report was written in December 2003. The purpose was to confirm language and dialect boundaries, to determine whether there is need for a language-development programme, and to suggest what type of programme would be most appropriate.

The survey team found that there are two dialects of the Uyajitaya language. Though the use of Tok Pisin is increasing among Uyajitaya speakers, there does not appear to be an immediate shift to Tok Pisin, therefore, a language-development programme is recommended. Because the Uyajitaya speakers will need the help of outside linguists to complete such a programme, it is recommended that a SIL team allocate to the language area to consult and facilitate the programme.

Contributor (author):Lambrecht, Philip
Kassell, Alison
Potter, Margaret
Tucker, Sarah
Date (W3CDTF):2008
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9137
Extent:49 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9137
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2008-019
Language (ISO639):eng
Subject:Uyajitaya language
Duduela; Language surveys; Sociolinguistics
Subject (ISO639):duk
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Lambrecht, Philip; Kassell, Alison; Potter, Margaret; Tucker, Sarah. 2008. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2008-019.
Terms: area_Europe area_Pacific country_GB country_PG dcmi_Text iso639_duk iso639_eng

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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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