Sociolinguistic Survey of Northern Thai

Statement of Responsibility:
Herington, Jennifer, Margaret Potter, Amy Ryan and Jennifer Simmons
Date:
2013
Abstract:

This paper presents the results of a sociolinguistic survey of the Northern Thai varieties spoken in six provinces of Northern Thailand. The purpose of this survey was to determine whether the variety of Northern Thai currently being used for literature development will be adequate for Northern Thai speakers in all of these six provinces, and if not, which varieties should be selected for further development. The researchers conducted brief sociolinguistic questionnaires and modified recorded text tests to investigate sociolinguistic attitudes. The data for this survey was collected in 12 randomly selected sub-districts in 6 provinces of Northern Thailand between December 2011 and February 2012.

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58 pages
Subject:
Language surveys
Country:
Thailand
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TAHOMA and TAHOMABD fonts