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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2005-013

The sociolinguistic situation of the Budukh in Azerbaijan

Authors  Clifton, John M.
Deckinga, Gabriela
Lucht, Laura
Mak, Janfer
Tiessen, Calvin
Abstract 

This paper presents the results of sociolinguistic research conducted in August 2000 and June 2001 among the Budukh people in northeastern Azerbaijan. The goals of the research were to investigate patterns of language use, bilingualism, and language attitudes with regard to the Budukh and Azerbaijani languages in the Budukh community. Of particular interest are the effects of out-migration from the home area that have resulted in a language shift from Budukh to Azerbaijani. Interviews, observations, and questionnaires were employed.

  The sociolinguistic situation of the Budukh in Azerbaijan
Published  2005
Language  Budukh [bdk]
Country  Azerbaijan
Subjects  Language shift
Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys; Sociolinguistics; Language shift