Language shift and maintenance: a case study of Kani Tribes

Authors

  • Shreelakshmi KM Centre for Linguistics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nl.v34i1.41170

Keywords:

Kani, tribes in Kerala, language shift, Malayalam, language maintenance, Kanikkar

Abstract

This paper aims to look into the status of the language maintenance and shifts in the Malampasha, a language spoken by the Kanikkar (ISO 639-3, kev) community in Kerala. The paper also intends to draw out some of the struggles that the Kanikkar community face in the wake of the dominating presence of Malayalam.

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Published

2019-11-01

How to Cite

KM, S. (2019). Language shift and maintenance: a case study of Kani Tribes. Nepalese Linguistics, 34(1), 81–86. https://doi.org/10.3126/nl.v34i1.41170

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