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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2008-018

A sociolinguistic survey among the Pardhan community of central India

Authors  George, Symon
Mathai, Eldose K.
Thangmualian, Valte
Abstract 

This report summarises a brief survey conducted among the Pardhan community of central India. The fieldwork was conducted in August 2005. The purpose of the survey was to assess the need for language development work among the Pardhan people. Questionnaires, informal interviews, and observations were the research tools used in this survey. The findings are: (1) Pardhan does not appear to be a distinct language at this time and (2) Pardhan people speak dialects of Gondi as their mother tongue.

  A sociolinguistic survey among the Pardhan community of central India
Published  2008
Language  Pardhan [pch]
Country  India
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys; Sociolinguistics