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LINGUIST List 20.3454

Wed Oct 14 2009

Qs: Geolinguistic Resources on Lesser Spoken Languages

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        1.    Ulla Briscoe, Geolinguistic Resources on Lesser Spoken Languages

Message 1: Geolinguistic Resources on Lesser Spoken Languages
Date: 13-Oct-2009
From: Ulla Briscoe <ulla.briscoegmail.com>
Subject: Geolinguistic Resources on Lesser Spoken Languages
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Dear all,

I am a postgraduate Geographical Information Science (GIS) student at
Salzburg University and am currently writing my MSc thesis about mapping
lesser spoken languages with a special focus on data quality. The sample
languages I investigate are:

- Chakali [cli]
- Safaliba [saf]
- Ambakich [aew]
- Uyajitaya [duk]
- Sam [snx]

Apart from the Ethnologue/SIL survey reports and information provided by J.
Brindle who is working on a synchronic grammar of Chakali, I have been
unable to track down any current data about these languages. I am
particularly interested in information about
- locations at which the languages are used (villages/settlements)
- approx. number of speakers
- dialects (where applicable)

I would gratefully appreciate your help - if anyone knows about fieldwork
currently being undertaken on these languages, please get in touch. Thank
you very much!

Kind regards,


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