Pahari and Pothwari: a sociolinguistic survey

Statement of Responsibility:
Lothers, Michael and Laura Lothers
Series Issue:
2010-012
Date:
2010
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2010-012
Extent:
262 pages
Abstract:

This report gives a snapshot of the Pahari-Pothwari language complex. It addresses questions of dialect versus language and the number of dialects through synchronic, descriptive means rather than a historical, phonological comparison. The survey team used oral interviews, questionnaires, wordlists, comprehension testing, and our own observation from the two and a half years we lived in Murree, Pakistan.

The Pahari-Pothwari language complex includes three major but mutually intelligible dialects: Pahari, Pothwari and Mirpuri. Those speaking the latter, Mirpuri, also refer to their language as Pahari.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Pakistan
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Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Language surveys
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Entry Number:
9130