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Title: A Study of the usage ‘Ger Aye who is beaten by her mother' in Myanmar Language
Date of publication: 26 July 2015
Description/subject: Introduction: "Myanmar language is derived from Tibeto-Chinese family of languages. Myanmar language is tone language because high and low tones determine different meanings of words. Besides Myanmar Language has sayings, proverbs and metaphors like other languages. The usage of ‘Ger A ye who is beaten by her mother’ is the metaphor of Myanmar Language.".....Paper delivered at the International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015.
Author/creator: Mon Mon Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies: Burma/Myanmar in Transition: Connectivity, Changes and Challenges: University Academic Service Centre (UNISERV), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 24-­26 July 2015
Format/size: pdf (355K)
Date of entry/update: 20 August 2015


Title: Myanmar: can minority languages survive? (Audio)
Date of publication: 27 October 2014
Description/subject: "Formerly known as Burma, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is in a state of upheaval. Business is booming in Yangon, thanks to new access to international markets. And while the country is offering greater stability for investors, ethnic and political tensions still run high. Burma/Myanmar is a rapidly changing and challenging place. Anthropologist and linguist Mark Turin travels to Myanmar to explore what these transformations mean for the indigenous ethnic groups that make up much of the population, and specifically for their languages and cultures. Myanmar is a hugely diverse nation: according to a contested recent census, it is home to 135 distinct ethnic groups who are in turn grouped into eight "major national ethnic races." Among them are the Mon, whose Austroasiatic language is still widely spoken and who lay claim to an ancient script that's used to write Pali and Sanskrit. In highland areas, the states of Chin, Kachin and Shan derive their names from the dominant ethnic groups of the region, but these states are also home to many smaller, distinct communities. To date, the state has focussed on national building around a united Burmese identity rather than supporting minority communities. Official government education policy, for example, still prohibits the teaching of ethnic languages in schools. Mark Turin speaks to government representatives, teachers, religious leaders and language experts in the field to find out whether these minority languages can survive in 21st Myanmar. Is the growth of English threatening Myanmar's indigenous languages? What is the role of religion in maintaining linguistic diversity? What does the future hold for Myanmar's unique tapestry of cultural and linguistic diversity?"
Author/creator: Mark Turin, Mark Rickards
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBC Radio 4 (On Language Location - Myanmar)
Format/size: Adobe Flash (28 minutes)
Date of entry/update: 29 November 2014


Title: Literacy and Language Maintenance in Chin State, Myanmar
Date of publication: 2001
Description/subject: Adult Literacy Project. Chin Association for Christian Communication. "There are seven States and seven Division in Myanmar. Chin State is one of the States. There are nine townships in Chin State of which the people of the three townships Hakha, Thantlang, Matupi speak the Lai language. Beside these townships, there are also Lai speaking communities in Falam, Paletwa and Mindat townships in Chin State, and in Rakhine State and Magwe and Sagaing Divisions within Myanmar..."
Author/creator: Bawi Hu
Language: English
Format/size: pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2016