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Sociolinguistic survey of selected Rajasthani speech varieties of Rajasthan, India, Volume 2: Mewari
Title:
Sociolinguistic survey of selected Rajasthani speech varieties of Rajasthan, India, Volume 2: Mewari
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Contributor:
Abraham, Binny (author)
Kelsall, Juliana (editor)
Koshy, Binoy (author)
R., Vimal Raj (author)
Date:
2012
Publisher:
SIL International
Description:
<p>The purpose of this sociolinguistic survey of Mewari (ISO 639: mtr) speech varieties was to investigate the potential need for Mewari language development and to determine which variety of Mewari would be most effective for such language development. The fieldwork was conducted during the latter part of 2002. Although self-assessed Hindi bilingual ability was fairly high among Mewari subjects, observations and Hindi Sentence Repetition Testing tended to contradict these perceptions. Even with increasing levels of education and literacy, it is likely that there are still several hundred thousand Mewari speakers (whose total population is more than two million) who would benefit from language development in Mewari. Many subjects identified Chittorgarh Mewari as the standard Mewari speech variety. Comprehension testing of a narrative text from Dindoli village, Chittorgarh district demonstrated that this variety was well understood and accepted by subjects from two test sites, representing Northern and South-western Mewari.</p>
Content language:
English
Subject language:
Mewari
Language family:
Indo-European
Indo-Iranian
Indic
Marwari
Country:
India
DCMI type:
Text
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Language surveys
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Archive: SIL Language and Culture Archives
Online: Yes
Subject language: Mewari
Language family: Indic
Language family: Indo-European
Language family: Indo-Iranian
Language family: Marwari
Geographic region: Asia
Country: India
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Date: 2000 and later
Date: 2010 - 2019
Contributor: Abraham, Binny
Contributor: Kelsall, Juliana
Contributor: Koshy, Binoy
Contributor: R., Vimal Raj
Publisher: SIL International
Title: Sociolinguistic survey of selected Rajasthani speech varieties of Rajasthan, India, Volume 2: Mewari
Other subject: Language surveys