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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2006-007

A rapid appraisal language survey of Njen

Authors  Brye, Elizabeth
Flora, Bolima
Abstract 

This language survey was conducted as part of an overall goal of assessing the need for language development in national languages throughout Cameroon. The team carried out the research with the following objectives:

  • Make a preliminary evaluation, based on lexicostatistics and self-reporting, of the level ofintercomprehension between Njen and the adjacent languages.
  • Determine the feasibility of developing literacy materials in the Njen language. To assess the vitalityof Njen in terms of the use of the mother tongue and other languages and their interest in language development.
  • To identify speakers’ attitudes towards the possibility of reading and writing Njen or other languages.

  A rapid appraisal language survey of Njen
Published  2006
Language  Njen [njj]
Country  Cameroon
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys; Sociolinguistics