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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2002-047
L’Utilisation du Français et de l’Adioukrou par les Aizi
Boone, Douglas W.
There are three Aizi languages spoken by the inhabitants of thirteen village on the Ebrié Lagoon of Côte d'Ivoire. Two of the language belong to the Kru family; the third is Kwa. Previous research has shown that there is little intercomprehension between the dialects. In the past, the Aizi people used a form of Adioukrou as their lingua franca, but increasingly, French has taken over this role. SIL International undertook a sociolinguistic survey in the area, primarily to determine if French is the language best suited to meet the needs of the Aizi community, particularly in religious activities. If not, what language(s) need to be developed? Interviews both of individuals and of leaders and a French Sentence Repetition Test were used to answer this question. The research demonstrated that although the Aizis find French useful, it does not serve them adequately in the context of the church. All three Aizi languages are candidates for language development.
|L’Utilisation du Français et de l’Adioukrou par les Aizi|
Aizi, Aproumu [ahp]
Aizi, Mobumrin [ahm]
Aizi, Tiagbamrin [ahi]
|Keywords||Language surveys; Sociolinguistics|