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Somali Dialects In The United States: How Intelligible Is Af-Maay To Speakers Of Af-Maxaa?, Deqa Hassan Jan 2011

Somali Dialects In The United States: How Intelligible Is Af-Maay To Speakers Of Af-Maxaa?, Deqa Hassan

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

The objective of this study was to determine the degree of intelligibility of Af-Maay to Somali university student speakers (n=21) of Af-Maxaa in the United States by implementing a perceived intelligibility test. The investigator aimed to test whether time spent in the United States, language contact with Af-Maay speakers, native Somali dialect, or the region of origin in Somalia affected the intelligibility of Af-Maay. The one-sample t-test showed that Af-Maay is partially intelligible to speakers of Af-Maxaa; t(21)=4.623, p=.000. This appears to agree with Crystal's (1987) Type 5 language-dialect relationship category, where there is ...


Studies In African Literature: An Annual Annotated Bibliography, 1989, Robert Cancel, Ian Barnard, Richard Lepine, Suzanne Houyoux, Gerald M. Moser, Noêl Ortega, David Westley, Winifred Woodhull Jan 1991

Studies In African Literature: An Annual Annotated Bibliography, 1989, Robert Cancel, Ian Barnard, Richard Lepine, Suzanne Houyoux, Gerald M. Moser, Noêl Ortega, David Westley, Winifred Woodhull

English Faculty Articles and Research

A bibliography of new and key releases of African literature in 1989.


African Literature For Use, Jan Wortendyke Jan 1973

African Literature For Use, Jan Wortendyke

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