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Sociolinguistic survey of selected Rajasthani speech varieties of Rajasthan, India, Volume 6: Marwari, Merwari, and Godwari
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Sociolinguistic survey of selected Rajasthani speech varieties of Rajasthan, India, Volume 6: Marwari, Merwari, and Godwari
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Contributor:
Chacko, Sajayan (author)
Kelsall, Juliana (editor)
Ngwazah, Liahey (author)
Date:
2012
Publisher:
SIL International
Description:
<p>This report describes the findings of a sociolinguistic survey conducted among speakers of Marwari (ISO 639-3: rwr), Merwari (ISO 639–3: wry), and Godwari (ISO 639-3: gdx), spoken in the western region of Rajasthan. The fieldwork was done from January to March 2005. Wordlist comparisons, Recorded Text Testing (RTT), Hindi Sentence Repetition Testing (SRT), and questionnaires have been employed as research methods. Results indicate that Marwari, Merwari, and Godwari speakers would benefit from vernacular language development because the people (especially the uneducated) are probably not sufficiently proficient in Hindi, the mother tongue is used in almost all domains of life, and it is likely that these languages will continue to be viable in the future. The findings suggest that language development in the Jodhpur Marwari speech variety would meet the needs for Merwari and Godwari speakers as well.<p>
Content language:
English
Subject language:
Godwari
Marwari (India)
Merwari
Language family:
Indo-European
Indo-Iranian
Indic
Marwari
Country:
India
DCMI type:
Text
Other subject:
Language surveys
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Archive: SIL Language and Culture Archives
Online: Yes
Subject language: Godwari
Subject language: Marwari (India)
Subject language: Merwari
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: Chacko, Sajayan
Contributor: Kelsall, Juliana
Contributor: Ngwazah, Liahey
Publisher: SIL International
Title: Sociolinguistic survey of selected Rajasthani speech varieties of Rajasthan, India, Volume 6: Marwari, Merwari, and Godwari
Other subject: Language surveys