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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2002-042

Sociolinguistic survey (level one) of the Reshe people

Authors  Dettweiler, Sonia
Dettweiler, Stephen
Abstract 

The paper documents a survey of the Reshe people of southern Kebbi State and western Niger State. The field research portion of this survey was conducted in a period of one week, in March 1992. Based on data from 1973, Reshe is a candidate for a language development program. However, preliminary background research on the Reshe people and language suggests the possiblity that the Reshe language community may be undergoing a shift in their primary language from Reshe to Hausa. Attention is focused on indicators of language shift.

  Sociolinguistic survey (level one) of the Reshe people
Published  2002
Languages  Hausa [hau]
Reshe [res]
Country  Nigeria
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys; Sociolinguistics