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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2006-004

Sipakapa sociolinguistic survey

Author  Kindberg, Eric W.

This sociolinguistic survey took place in Guatemala. The purpose was to describe Sipakapense language use and attitudes as an objective standard with which to assess vitality and translation need viability in Sipacapa. An interview was held with eighty individuals from various locations where a recording was played of portions of literature in both the vernacular and Spanish for comparing comprehension. The survey took into account various factors such as age, gender, and religious persuasion.

  Sipakapa sociolinguistic survey
Published  2006
Language  Sipakapense [qum]
Country  Guatemala
Subjects  Language surveys
Keywords  Language surveys; Sociolinguistics