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Title:A Sociolinguistic Profile of Kurumba Dialects

The purposes of this survey conducted in 1986/87 were (1) To discover the location and population of communities which use Kannada dialects as the traditional mother tongue and which have immigrated to the northern and western districts of Tamil Nadu. (2) To determine the degree of linguistic similarity among the vocabularies of the various Kannada dialects used in Tamil Nadu and the degree of linguistic similarity of those dialect to the various major languages. (3) To find the degree of inherent intelligibility among the Kannada dialects used by the various communities. (4) To investigate the extent of bilingualism in the traditional Kannada communities, particularly with reference to Tamil, but also such other majority languages as may be necessary. (5) To investigate language use and language attitudes in Kannada-speaking communities.

[This old report is published without peer review for its historical value. The appendices were lost . . .ed.]

Contributor (author):Blair, Frank
Contributor (researcher):Prabhu, R.
Chitrarasu, K.
Rajah, B. B.
Rajaiah, J.
Rensch, Carolyn
Rensch, Cal
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/50805
Extent:67 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/50805
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-015
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):IN
Subject:Kannada Kurumba language
Alu Kurumba language
Betta Kurumba language
Jennu Kurumba language
Language surveys
Subject (ISO639):kfi
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Blair, Frank. 2012. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-015.
Terms: area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_IN dcmi_Text iso639_eng iso639_kfi iso639_xua iso639_xub iso639_xuj

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Country: India
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