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The Language Ecology Of Sierra Leone, George Tucker Childs Oct 2015

The Language Ecology Of Sierra Leone, George Tucker Childs

Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations

Many of Sierra Leone’s indigenous languages are robust and enjoy some support on the national level. Mende and Temne, for example, receive government support in terms of materials having been created for developing literacy in those languages. Other Sierra Leone languages receive support in nearby countries, e.g., Mandingo (Malinké) and Kisi in Guinea. Three languages in Sierra Leone, however, receive no such support and will likely disappear in a generation, namely, the three South Atlantic languages Mani (Bullom So), Kim (Krim) and Bom (Bum). A fourth language belonging to the same group, Sherbro, the subject of an upcoming ...


Story 2 (Part 2), George Tucker Childs Apr 2009

Story 2 (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

Text of a performance of a Mani folk tale by a group of children in Moribaya.


Story 1 (Part 2), George Tucker Childs Apr 2009

Story 1 (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

The is the second of two parts of a Mani folk tale.


Mariama Khain Interviews Yema Janga About Kim Language, George Tucker Childs Apr 2008

Mariama Khain Interviews Yema Janga About Kim Language, George Tucker Childs

The Kim and Bom Languages of Sierra Leone

Audio file of Mariama Khain interviewing Yema Janga about the Kim language, and inquiring why Kim is no longer spoken by the people.


Devil And Tapster 3, George Tucker Childs Oct 2005

Devil And Tapster 3, George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

Transcriptions of the third of three parts of the telling of the folk tale "Devil and the tapster," by Amara Camara in Palatougou.


Herbalist (Part 2), George Tucker Childs Oct 2005

Herbalist (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

The second of three parts of the story "The Herbalist," as told by Amara Camara in Palatougou.


Dog And Monkey (Part 2), George Tucker Childs Oct 2005

Dog And Monkey (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

Transcriptions of the folk tale "Dog and monkey" as told by Kaba Camara in Palatougou.


Herbalist (Part 3), George Tucker Childs Oct 2005

Herbalist (Part 3), George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

The third of three parts of the story "The Herbalist," as told by Amara Camara in Palatougou.


Why Dogs Have No Names (Part 2), George Tucker Childs Oct 2005

Why Dogs Have No Names (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

Part 2 of "Why dogs have no names," as told by Kaba Camara in Palatougou. The audio version of this folk tale can be found here.


A Man And His Four Wives (Part 2), George Tucker Childs Apr 2005

A Man And His Four Wives (Part 2), George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

The second of four parts of the telling of the folk tale "A man and his four wives."


A Man And His Four Wives (Part 3), George Tucker Childs Apr 2005

A Man And His Four Wives (Part 3), George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

The third of four parts of the telling of the folk tale "A man and his four wives."


Mani History, George Tucker Childs Jan 2005

Mani History, George Tucker Childs

Mani, a Disappearing Language of Sierra Leone and Guinea

Audio and transcriptions of an interview with Morlaye Boyo Keita, who describes the history of the Mani people, and how they came to be situated in their current location