Report on language proficiency, language use, and language attitudes among the Puyuma

Statement of Responsibility:
Huteson, Greg
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Series Issue:
2005-001
Date:
2005
Publisher:
SIL International
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2005-001
Extent:
19 pages
Abstract:

This report summarizes research on language maintenance and language shift among the Puyuma of Taitung County, Taiwan. The purpose of the research was to ascertain the feasibility of a language development program among the Puyuma. This report makes clear that a language development program would not likely alter the on-going process of language shift. In a process that has spanned the twentieth century, the Puyuma language has receded as the Puyuma people acquired proficiency first in Japanese and Taiwanese and more recently in Mandarin.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Taiwan
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Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Language use
Language acquisition
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Entry Number:
9095