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Title:A sociolinguistic survey of the Dogri language, Jammu and Kashmir

The Dogri survey examined three main questions:

  • Is Dogri a vital language (will it be spoken in coming generations)?
  • How varied are the dialects of Dogri?
  • How well do Dogri and Kangri speakers understand each other?

The authors used sociolinguistic questionnaires and word lists in their research. Their conclusions were:

  • Dogri vitality is very strong—it will continue to be spoken in future generations.
  • The dialects of Dogri are similar enough for speakers from all different areas to understand each other, for the most part. Most of the Dogri speakers questioned said that Jammu City is where Dogri is spoken best.

Dogri and Kangri are similar, but speakers of each language have strong positive attitudes toward their own languages. Dogri speakers would likely not use Kangri written materials, and vice versa.

Contributor (author):Brightbill, Jeremy
Turner, Scott D.
Date (W3CDTF):2007
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9015
Extent:29 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9015
Is Part Of:SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2007-017
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):IN
Subject:Dogri (individual language)
Sociolinguistics; Dialect surveys
Subject (ISO639):dgo
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Brightbill, Jeremy; Turner, Scott D. 2007. SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2007-017.
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Country: India
Area: Asia

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