A sociolinguistic survey among the Pardhan community of central India

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Valte, Thangmualian, Eldose K. Mathai and Symon George
Date:
2008
Abstract:

This report summarises a brief survey conducted among the Pardhan community of central India. The fieldwork was conducted in August 2005. The purpose of the survey was to assess the need for language development work among the Pardhan people. Questionnaires, informal interviews, and observations were the research tools used in this survey. The findings are: (1) Pardhan does not appear to be a distinct language at this time and (2) Pardhan people speak dialects of Gondi as their mother tongue.

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4 pages
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Language surveys
Country:
India
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