Adang

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Adang is threatened

lcrobinson1, Mon, 2014-05-05 17:40
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ISO 639-3: 
adn
Adang should probably be classified as 6b "threatened" since it is losing child speakers, is becoming more restricted in domains, and is decreasing in population due to urbanization (Haan 2001: 6). Moreover, even supposedly bilingual young adults show stronger proficiency in Indonesian than in Adang (Hamilton et al 2013). Haan, John W. 2001. The grammar of Adang, a Papuan language spoken on the island of Alor, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. PhD thesis, University of Sydney. Hamilton, Amanda, Jawee Perla, and Laura C. Robinson. 2013. A psycholinguistic assessment of language loss in Eastern Indonesia: Evidence from the HALA project. In Mari C. Jones & Sarah Ogilvie (eds.) Keeping languages alive: Documentation, revitalization, and pedagogy, 16-28. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Laura Robinson, PhD Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Linguistics University of California, Santa Barbara
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This is good information on Adang [adn] in Papua, Indonesia. We will make these changes for this language in the 18th edition update, due to be released early 2015.