A sociolinguistic survey among the Nagarchi community of central India

Statement of Responsibility:
George, Symon, Thangmualian Valte and Eldose K. Mathai
Date:
2009
Abstract:

This report summarises a brief sociolinguistic survey conducted among the Nagarchi 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 Nagarchi people. Interviews, observations, and attempted wordlist collection were the tools used in this survey. The findings are: (1) Nagarchal (also known as Nagarchi) does not appear to be a viable language at this time. (2) Nagarchi people in central India have shifted to Gondi and Hindi.

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5 pages
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Language surveys
Country:
India
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