Report on the Assue subdistrict survey in Papua, Indonesia

Statement of Responsibility:
Lebold, Randy, Ronald Kriens, Peter Jan de Vries and Benny Rumaropen
Date:
2010
Abstract:

This report summarizes the findings of a linguistic and sociolinguistic survey in the Assue Subdistrict of Papua, Indonesia. Data were gathered through the use of wordlists and sociolinguistic questionnaires as well as informal observation. Nineteen villages were visited, three villages among them using the Tamagario language and sixteen villages using the Asue Awyu language. The villages reported positive attitudes toward their language and its development. There is evidence of the local people shifting toward use of the national language in public domains, but vernacular use at home is generally quite strong.

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57 pages
Subject:
Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Country:
Indonesia
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