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Title: AN OVERVIEW OF THE SOCIOLINGUISTIC SITUATION OF KUPSAPINY, A SOUTHERN NILOTIC LANGUAGE OF UGANDA
Authors: KAWACHI, Kazuhiro
Keywords: Kupsapiny (Sebei, Sapiny)
Southern Nilotic
Uganda
Language revitalization
Community profi le
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African Study Monographs
Volume: 31
Issue: 3
Start page: 127
End page: 137
Abstract: This study reports on the sociolinguistic situation of Kupsapiny, the Southern Nilotic language spoken by the Sebei people in the Sebei region of Uganda. Even though the Sebei are highly conservative in various respects, Kupsapiny has been losing its vitality. Primarily because the history of the people has been adverse to the maintenance of their language, it has undergone considerable change under the infl uence of English, Swahili, and Lugisu (Bantu). In order to revitalize Kupsapiny, its use in schools, which is currently limited to grade one through grade four in public schools, should be extended through primary education at least. Prior to this, however, the language needs to develop a written system.
DOI: 10.14989/128938
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/128938
Appears in Collections:Vol.31 No.3

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