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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2002-057

Sociolinguistic survey report of Boro (Shinasha)

Authors  Alga, Lemma
Wedekind, Micha
Abstract 

This report describes some aspects of the sociolinguistic landscape of Boro (Shinasha), and some differences between the highland and lowland dialects of this language. The main basis for this report is the comparison of word lists and of answers to sociolinguistic questionnaires which were obtained in Bulen (lowland) and Wombera (highland). The most striking observation is that not one of the people encountered during interviews was monolingual. The report contains word lists of the Wombera and Bulen varieties.

  Sociolinguistic survey report of Boro (Shinasha)
Published  2002
Language  Borna [bwo]
Country  Ethiopia
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys; Sociolinguistics