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Title:A sociolinguistic survey of the Gbe language communities of Benin and Togo: Gbe language family overview
Abstract:This paper presents a tentative classification of the Gbe language varieties (Kwa language family), spoken in the southeastern part of West Africa. Given the chaining pattern of the Gbe cluster, this paper also discusses whether the individual Gbe speech varieties should be considered and classified as dialects of one larger language, or as closely related but distinct languages, or as member languages of a Gbe macrolanguage. To date no satisfying solution is available. Further, this paper serves as an introduction to the 10-volume series “A sociolinguistic survey of the Gbe language communities of Benin and Togo,” represented in a series of reports published in SIL Electronic Survey Reports: Kpési (Durieux-Boon et al. 2010), Ayizo (Hatfield and McHenry 2010), Kotafon (Hatfield et al. 2010), Xwela (Henson et al. 2010), Xwla (Henson and Kluge 2010), Ci (Henson 2010), Defi (Johnson 2010), Saxwe, Daxe, and Se (Johnson 2010), Tofin (Schoch 2010), and Gbesi (Schoch 2010).
Contributor (author):Kluge, Angela
Date (W3CDTF):2011
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/41567
Extent:20 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/41567
http://www.sil.org/resources/publications/entry/41567
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-012
Language:English
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Ayizo Gbe language
Ci Gbe language
Defi Gbe language
Gbesi Gbe language
Eastern Xwla Gbe language
Kpessi language
Kotafon Gbe language
Saxwe Gbe language
Tofin Gbe language
Xwela Gbe language
Western Xwla Gbe language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):ayb
cib
gbh
gbs
gbx
kef
kqk
sxw
tfi
xwe
xwl
Type (DCMI):Text

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Citation: Kluge, Angela. 2011. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-012.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_BJ country_GB country_TG dcmi_Text iso639_ayb iso639_cib iso639_eng iso639_gbh iso639_gbs iso639_gbx iso639_kef iso639_kqk iso639_sxw iso639_tfi iso639_xwe iso639_xwl

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Country: BeninTogo
Area: Africa


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