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The Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) conducted a sociolinguistic survey of the Lala, Abadi, and Toura languages during June and July 2003 in the Central Province of Papua New Guinea. Observation and sociolinguistic interviews were used to investigate language vitality and speakers' attitudes toward neighbouring languages. Additionally, interviews with community leadership were used to determine the probable viability of a language-development programme, if one were to be implemented in the area. A team of five researchers from the Summer Institute of Linguistics conducted research for two weeks.