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SIL Electronic Survey Reports 2012-041

A Sociolinguistic Survey of Anem

Authors  Carter, John
Carter, Katie
MacKenzie, Bonnie
Masters, Janell
Paris, Brian
Paris, Hannah
Abstract 

This survey was undertaken to assess the vitality of the Anem [anz] language, which is found on the north coast of West New Britain (WNB) Province, Papua New Guinea. Anem is spoken in four villages and is used as the medium of instruction in three elementary prep schools. In order to assess vitality, the team used observation, participatory methods, and conducted interviews guided by the SIL-PNG sociolinguistic questionnaires. The survey team found the language vital despite the highly multilingual nature of the Anem people and the addition of Tok Pisin to domains that used to be the sole territory of Anem.

  A Sociolinguistic Survey of Anem
Published  2012
Language  Anem [anz]
Country  Papua New Guinea
Subjects  Language surveys
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Language surveys