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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2010-024

Report on the Assue subdistrict survey in Papua, Indonesia

Authors  Kriens, Ronald
Lebold, Randy
Rumaropen, Benny
Vries, Peter Jan de
Abstract 

This report summarizes the findings of a linguistic and sociolinguistic survey in the Assue Subdistrict of Papua, Indonesia. Data were gathered through the use of wordlists and sociolinguistic questionnaires as well as informal observation. Nineteen villages were visited, three villages among them using the Tamagario language and sixteen villages using the Asue Awyu language. The villages reported positive attitudes toward their language and its development. There is evidence of the local people shifting toward use of the national language in public domains, but vernacular use at home is generally quite strong.

  Report on the Assue subdistrict survey in Papua, Indonesia
Published  2010
Language  Awyu, Asue [psa]
Country  Indonesia
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Sociolinguistics; Language surveys