Bishnupriya (Manipuri) speakers in Bangladesh: a sociolinguistic survey

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Kim, Amy and Seung Kim
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Series Issue:
2008-003
Date:
2008
Date Created:
2003
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2008-003
Extent:
100 pages
Abstract:

This report presents the findings of a survey conducted in the Bishnupriya community of Bangladesh in March 2003. Data gathered through word lists, sociolinguistic questionnaires, and SRTs are presented and analyzed to determine the current sociolinguistic situation. In brief, it was concluded that the Bishnupriya are highly bilingual in Bangla, the national language, but also speak their mother tongue enough to keep its vitality high and have a positive attitude toward their mother tongue. Still, an increased use of mother tongue literacy would strengthen its usefulness and vitality even more.

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Published
Country:
Bangladesh
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Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Language surveys
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Entry Number:
9100
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