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Title:Preserving the Bisu Language: Progress to Date and Future Directions
Abstract:Bisu, as spoken in Northern Thailand, boasts fewer than 1000 speakers. The low number of speakers plus constant pressure from the outside world qualifies Bisu as an endangered language. The Bisu themselves recognize this fact and their leadership has requested outside help in preserving their language and culture. This paper has three aims: 1. To describe the sociolinguistic situation in which the Bisu of Northern Thailand find themselves; 2. To chronicle efforts to preserve this endangered language through community involvement in the development of an orthography and basic reading materials; and 3. To assess the current progress of the project, highlighting future challenges that may be encountered in the course of preserving the Bisu language for future generations.
Contributor (author):Person, Kirk R.
Date (W3CDTF):2002
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60449
Extent:33 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/60449
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:Payap Research and Development Institute and SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):TH
Subject:Bisu language
orthography development; endangered languages; Tibeto-Burman Linguistics
Subject (ISO639):bzi
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Person, Kirk R. 2002. Payap Research and Development Institute and SIL International.
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Country: China
Area: Asia

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