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  • Apr 04, 2012
  • 01:28 AM

Doctoral student travels to Madagascar to document dialect

Ann Manser / University of Delaware
Betsimisaraka is practically undescribed, said O'Neill, whose research indicates that the dialect is not as related to standard Malagasy as has been believed. Although Betsimisaraka is not considered endangered, children in the region are increasingly being taught the standard dialect, and the number of Betsimisaraka speakers is declining.

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