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Researching and Documenting the Languages of Tanzania

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dc.contributor.authorMuzale, Henry R.T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRugemalira, Josephat M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-27T22:46:05Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-27T22:46:05Z-
dc.date.issued2008-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationMuzale, Henry R. T. and Josephat M. Rugemalira. 2008. Researching and documenting the languages of Tanzania. Language Documentation & Conservation 2(1):68–108.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1934-5275en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/1802-
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the challenges that researchers have encountered during six years of implementing a research and documentation project for the languages of Tanzania. It discusses the methods evolved by the project researchers for the production of a language atlas for Tanzania and presents preliminary results from the research. The results show that the language with the most native speakers, Sukuma, has twice as many as its closest rival, Kiswahili. The paper also presents an account of the research for documenting the grammasr and vocabularies of the languages of Tanzania. The expected impact of this particular form of documentation, as well as the limits, are discussed. It is argued that a language needs to be unchained from politically imposed shackles in order for a society to reap the full benefits of its cultural resources.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Foreign Language Resource Centeren_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Pressen_US
dc.subjectTanzaniaen_US
dc.subjectSukumaen_US
dc.subjectKiswahilien_US
dc.titleResearching and Documenting the Languages of Tanzaniaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
prism.publicationnameLanguage Documentation & Conservationen_US
prism.volume2en_US
prism.number1en_US
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