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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2009-013

The sociolinguistic situation of the Lala language

Authors  Kassell, Alison
Potter, Margaret
Abstract 

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.

  The sociolinguistic situation of the Lala language
Published  2009
Language  Lala [nrz]
Country  Papua New Guinea
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Sociolinguistics; Language surveys