|Title:||A Sociolinguistic Profile of the Bhils of Northern Dhule District|
This study has a number of goals: (1) to determine lexical similarity between the “Dewali” Bhil, the “Mathwadi” Bhil, and the Pauras, and then between these and Marathi and Hindi; (2) to investigate intelligibility both between the dialects within and adjacent to the northern part of Dhule District; (3) to investigate bilingualism among the Bhil communities of northern Dhule; and (4) to investigate the different languages used by Bhillis in daily living and to investigate the attitudes and preferences that they exhibit toward different languages in these situations.
The Bhilli languages of Northern Dhule were found to be in three distinct divisions. Vasave, Bhilori, and Pauri are mutually unintelligible with one another, and in need of their own specific development. Bhilli languages are demonstrated to be used in most domains of life by all generations of the Bhil community with no indication that they will cease to be used in the foreseeable future. Further, the overwhelming majority of the Bhil population is not sufficiently bilingual to read and use another language.
|Contributor (author):||Watters, Stephen|
|Is Part Of:||SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2013-004|
|Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):||IN|
|Subject:||Pauri Bareli language|
|Rathwi Bareli language|
|Archive:||SIL Language and Culture Archives|
|GetRecord:||OAI-PMH request for OLAC format|
|GetRecord:||Pre-generated XML file|
|GetRecord:||OAI-PMH request for simple DC format|
|Citation:||Watters, Stephen. 1988. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2013-004.|
|Terms:||area_Asia area_Europe country_GB country_IN dcmi_Text iso639_bfb iso639_bgd iso639_bhb iso639_eng iso639_nlx iso639_noi iso639_vas|