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A Linguistic Assessment of the Munji Language in Afghanistan
Title:
A Linguistic Assessment of the Munji Language in Afghanistan
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Beyer, Daniela and Simone Beck. 2012. "A Linguistic Assessment of the Munji Language in Afghanistan." Language Documentation & Conservation. 6:38-103
1934-5275
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Contributor:
Beyer, Daniela (author)
Beck, Simone (author)
Date:
2012-03
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
Description:
This paper presents a sociolinguistic assessment of the Munji (ISO: mnj) speech variety based on data collected in the Munjan area of northern Afghanistan. The goal was to determine whether a national language is adequate for primary school education and literature, or whether the Munji people would benefit from language development, including literature development in the vernacular. The survey trip entailed administering questionnaires to village elders,sociolinguistic questionnaires as well as Dari proficiency questionnaires to men and women of various age groups, eliciting word lists, and observing intelligibility of Dari and language use. In this way we aimed to determine the vitality of Munji, the different varieties of Munji, the use of Munji and Dari in the different domains of life, attitudes toward the speaking community’s own speech variety and toward Dari, and to investigate their intelligibility of Dari. In this paper we aim to show that the Munji people would benefit from Munji language development as a basis for both primary school material and adult literacy material in the mother tongue. In the long term, this is likely to raise the education level as well as the Munji people’s ability to acquire Dari literacy.
National Foreign Language Resource Center
Content language:
English
DCMI type:
Text
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66 pages
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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
Other subject:
Munji
Afghanistan
Dari
sociolinguistic assessment
language development
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Article
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Archive: Language Documentation and Conservation
Online: Yes
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Date: 2000 and later
Date: 2010 - 2019
Contributor: Beck, Simone
Contributor: Beyer, Daniela
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Title: A Linguistic Assessment of the Munji Language in Afghanistan
Other format: 66 pages
Other rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
Other rights: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Other rights: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
Other subject: Afghanistan
Other subject: Dari
Other subject: Munji
Other subject: language development
Other subject: sociolinguistic assessment
Other type: Article