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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2005-001

Report on language proficiency, language use, and language attitudes among the Puyuma

Author  Huteson, Greg
Abstract 

This report summarizes research on language maintenance and language shift among the Puyuma of Taitung County, Taiwan. The purpose of the research was to ascertain the feasibility of a language development program among the Puyuma. This report makes clear that a language development program would not likely alter the on-going process of language shift. In a process that has spanned the twentieth century, the Puyuma language has receded as the Puyuma people acquired proficiency first in Japanese and Taiwanese and more recently in Mandarin.

  Report on language proficiency, language use, and language attitudes among the Puyuma
Published  2005
Language  Puyuma [pyu]
Country  Taiwan
Subjects  Language acquisition
Language learning
Language use
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language acquisition; Language use; Sociolinguistics