Researching and Documenting the Languages of Tanzania

dc.contributor.author Muzale, Henry R.T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rugemalira, Josephat M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-27T22:46:05Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-27T22:46:05Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06 en_US
dc.description.abstract This 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.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.identifier.citation Muzale, 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.issn 1934-5275 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1802
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Sukuma en_US
dc.subject Kiswahili en_US
dc.title Researching and Documenting the Languages of Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
prism.endingpage 108 en_US
prism.number 1 en_US
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation en_US
prism.startingpage 68 en_US
prism.volume 2 en_US
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