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Title:Sociolinguistic survey of Mpi in Thailand

Mpi is a language spoken mainly in only two villages in Thailand, and possibly in one location in China, as well. Currently, Mpi does not have vernacular literature, and may not have sufficient language vitality to warrant the development of such literature. Since there are only two Mpi villages in Thailand, and they are surrounded by Northern Thai communities, it is reasonable to be concerned about the vitality of the Mpi language. The purposes of this study were to assess the need for vernacular literature development among the Mpi of Northern Thailand and to determine which (if any) Mpi varieties should be developed. This assessment focused on language vitality and bilingualism in Northern Thai. Additionally, lexicostatistics were used to measure lexical similarity between Mpi varieties.

Contributor (author):Nahhas, Ramzi W.
Date (W3CDTF):2007
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9183
Extent:109 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9183
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2007-016
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TH
Subject:Mpi language
Dialect surveys; Bilingualism; Language maintenance
Subject (ISO639):mpz
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Nahhas, Ramzi W. 2007. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2007-016.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_TH dcmi_Text iso639_eng iso639_mpz

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Country: Thailand
Area: Asia

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