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Contact induced change in Bena (G63) – A study of ‘swahilization’ in a Tanzanian vernacular language

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Title: Contact induced change in Bena (G63) – A study of ‘swahilization’ in a Tanzanian vernacular language
Authors: Bernander, Rasmus
Issue Date: 12-Oct-2012
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: SPL kandidatuppsats i afrikanska språk
SPL 2012-094
Keywords: African languages
contact linguistics
contact induced change
unequal bilingualism
Abstract: The aim of this study is to describe how Swahili is influencing the vocabulary of Bena (G63), one of the vernacular languages of Tanzania. The paper is written within the field of contact linguistics and relies on theories on how the linguistic outcome of the dis-empowered language is affected in an intense and unequal language contact situation. The investigation is primarily based on data collected from a field trip to the Bena speaking community in March 2012, supported by the Nordic Africa I... more
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