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dc.contributor.authorRangelov, Tihomiren_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBratrud, Tomen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBarbour, Julie Reneeen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorAustin, P.K.en_NZ
dc.coverage.spatialenen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-06T21:49:22Z
dc.date.available2019en_NZ
dc.date.available2019-08-06T21:49:22Z
dc.date.issued2019en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationRangelov, T., Bratrud, T., & Barbour, J. R. (2019). Ahamb (Malekula, Vanuatu) - Language Contexts. Language Documentation and Description, 16, 86–126.en
dc.identifier.issn1740-6234en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/12751
dc.description.abstractThe Ahamb language is spoken by around 950 people, most of whom reside on the small Ahamb Island off the south coast of Malekula, the second largest island in the Republic of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. Ahamb is one of more than 30 languages of Malekula, and little was known about it until 2017 when a major language documentation project was initiated. In this paper we present the linguistic, geographic and social context in which Ahamb is spoken, assess its current vitality status, and consider prospects for its future. It is hoped that outputs of the Ahamb Documentation Project will boost the status of the language and increase literacy levels, counteracting external pressures to shift to the regional lingua franca Bislama.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherEL Publishingen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.elpublishing.org/PID/170en_NZ
dc.rightsThis article is published under a Creative Commons License CC-BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial). The licence permits users to use, reproduce, disseminate or display the article provided that the author is attributed as the original creator and that the reuse is restricted to non-commercial purposes i.e. research or educational use. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectAhamb languageen_NZ
dc.subjectMalekulaen_NZ
dc.subjectOceanicen_NZ
dc.subjectvernacular literacyen_NZ
dc.subjectlanguage endangermenten_NZ
dc.titleAhamb (Malekula, Vanuatu) - Language Contextsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfLanguage Documentation and Descriptionen_NZ
pubs.begin-page86
pubs.elements-id240138
pubs.end-page126
pubs.volume16en_NZ


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