A sociolinguistic survey among the Bakossi

Statement of Responsibility:
Hatfield, Deborah, Jenneke VanderKooy and Marcia Bleeker
Series Issue:
2003-007
Date:
2003
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2003-007
Extent:
19+1 cover sheet pages
Abstract:

The survey was conducted January 1991 in the Tombel Subdivision among speakers of Lower Bakossi, and in the Bangem Subdivision among speakers of Upper Bakossi, Nninong and Elung/Nhia. The key issues the survey addressed were 1) should the Bakossi language be developed? and 2) if so, which variety should be used as the reference dialect? The purpose was to obtain the views of native speakers as to the extension of each of the dialects of their language, the type of linguistic differences between the varieties, the percieved ease of difficulty in comprehension, and the locations of neighboring languages.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Cameroon
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Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Language surveys
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Entry Number:
9194