A rapid appraisal language survey of Njen

Statement of Responsibility:
Flora, Bolima and Elizabeth Brye
Date:
2006
Abstract:

This language survey was conducted as part of an overall goal of assessing the need for language development in national languages throughout Cameroon. The team carried out the research with the following objectives:

  • Make a preliminary evaluation, based on lexicostatistics and self-reporting, of the level ofintercomprehension between Njen and the adjacent languages.
  • Determine the feasibility of developing literacy materials in the Njen language. To assess the vitalityof Njen in terms of the use of the mother tongue and other languages and their interest in language development.
  • To identify speakers’ attitudes towards the possibility of reading and writing Njen or other languages.
Extent:
14 pages
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Language surveys
Country:
Cameroon
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