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A first appraisal of Bainouk and its main contact language Mandinka

 

Language Bainouk
Depositor Friederike Lüpke
Affiliation SOAS University of London
Location Senegal
Deposit ID 0225
Grant ID PPG0030
Funding Body ELDP
Collection Status Collection online
Landing Page Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2196/9dd2ac5f-c4be-4311-9e92-4cc853352034

 

Summary of the deposit

With about 6,000 speakers in the Upper Casamance region of Senegal and in neighbouring Gambia, Bainouk is a highly endangered Atlantic language. This collection consists of a sociolinguistic survey of Bainouk, and a first step towards its documentation, taking into account the main contact language Mandinka. Speakers of Bainouk have been bilingual in Mandinka for such a long time that bilingualism is an integral part of their identity. Following economic and linguistic pressure on the Bainouk, they are giving up their established bilingualism and shifting to Mandinka and other regionally and nationally dominant languages.

 

Group represented

About 6,000 speakers in the Upper Casamance region of Senegal and in neighbouring Gambia.

 

Acknowledgement and citation

To refer to any data from the collection, please cite as follows:

Lüpke, Friederike. 2017. A first appraisal of Bainouk and its main contact language Mandinka. Endangered Languages Archive. Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/2196/00-0000-0000-000F-B653-8. Accessed on [insert date here].

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