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Title:Mirpuri Immigrants in England: A Sociolinguistic Survey

More than half a million Mirpuri people, originally from Pakistani-administered Kashmir now live in England. Mirpuri immigrants in the UK are primarily located in Yorkshire. This survey uses questionnaires and observation to evaluate language attitude and use patterns. It looks at the distribution of Mirpuri people in England; language attitudes and vitality; and reports comprehensibility with Pahari/Pothowari dialects in Pakistan. Language attitudes are high and practices that maintain contact with their home country, such as arranging marriages back to Mirpur, are indicators that Mirpuri has high language vitality. Not surprisingly, language use patterns among the younger generation indicate a higher proficiency in English. Data for this survey was gathered from February to March 2003.

Contributor (author):Lothers, Michael
Lothers, Laura
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/48007
Extent:33 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/48007
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-012
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):GA
Subject:Pahari-Potwari language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):phr
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Lothers, Michael; Lothers, Laura. 2012. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-012.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_PK dcmi_Text iso639_eng iso639_phr

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Country: Pakistan
Area: Asia

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