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dc.contributor.authorGooskens, Charlotteen
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Cindyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-16T09:28:00Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationLanguage Documentation & Conservation, v.10, p. 278-305en
dc.identifier.issn1934-5275en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/19364en
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes a new methodology for testing intelligibility across closely related languages and dialects in a traditional oral society in Vanuatu. There are many reasons why it could be useful to establish how well speakers of related varieties can understand one another: such knowledge is relevant to language planning and policy making, and it can shed light on the dynamics of language contact. However, conventional approaches to intelligibility testing, such as 'recorded text testing' (Hickerton et al. 1952; Pierce 1952; Voegelin & Harris 1951), are time consuming to score, and difficult to implement consistently. In Europe, fast and efficient intelligibility testing has been successfully carried out across closely related varieties (cf. Vanhove 2014; Gooskens forthcoming; Schüppert & Gooskens 2011a, 2011b, inter alia). However, these methods assume that test subjects are literate and computer-savvy. The methodology discussed in the present paper adapts European methods to conventional 'fieldwork' conditions. In Vanuatu we piloted a picture task and a translation task. Although some words had to be removed from the final analysis, the experiment was successful overall and we anticipate that this method can be fruitfully applied in other oral language communities.en
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dc.publisherUniversity of Hawaii Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofLanguage Documentation & Conservationen
dc.titleTesting mutual intelligibility between closely related languages in an oral societyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dcterms.accessRightsGreenen
dc.subject.keywordsLanguage in Time and Space (incl. Historical Linguistics, Dialectology)en
local.contributor.firstnameCharlotteen
local.contributor.firstnameCindyen
local.subject.for2008200406 Language in Time and Space (incl. Historical Linguistics, Dialectology)en
local.subject.seo2008950201 Communication Across Languages and Cultureen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Psychology and Behavioural Scienceen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.emailcgoosken@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailcschnei3@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryC1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20160811-160537en
local.publisher.placeUnited States of Americaen
local.format.startpage278en
local.format.endpage305en
local.url.openhttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/24696en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume10en
local.access.fulltextYesen
local.contributor.lastnameGooskensen
local.contributor.lastnameSchneideren
dc.identifier.staffune-id:cgooskenen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:cschnei3en
local.profile.orcid0000-0002-8308-5729en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:19560en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleTesting mutual intelligibility between closely related languages in an oral societyen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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