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Title:Sociolinguistic Survey among the Ɓekwel
Abstract:Questions concerning the number and extent of Mpompong dialects motivated a team of four researchers to study whether Ɓekwel should also be included as one among other dialects. The testing was done by means of wordlists and mutual intelligibility tests. The outcome was convincing to the researchers, who saw that uniform familiarity among the Ɓekwel with Mpompong was due to language acquisition. Their knowledge of Mpompong’s central dialect was strikingly better and more uniform than their knowledge of another dialect, Nkunabeeb, which was paradoxically closer to the Ɓekwel. The central dialect of Mpompong, though farther away, was more readily acquired by the Ɓekwel who were sampled, this being due, in all likelihood, to the favored position of the dialect in the provincial capital, as well as being used on the radio. The conclusion is that Ɓekwel is a distinct language from Mpompong.
Contributor (author):Beavon, Keith
Johnson, Ann Elizabeth
Date (W3CDTF):1989
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42944
Extent:14 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/42944
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-045
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):CM
Subject:Bekwel language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):bkw
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Beavon, Keith; Johnson, Ann Elizabeth. 1989. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2011-045.
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Country: Congo
Area: Africa

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