Documenting the Sherbro language and culture of Sierra Leone
|Depositor:||Tucker Childs, Jedd Schrock|
Speakers of Bullom languages (Bullom is the group to which Sherbro, Mani,Bom, Kim, and Kisi belong) once lived in the interior but were gradually pushed to the Atlantic coast by various Mande groups (Brooks 1993, Childs 2011), where they became fishermen.
Sherbro has some typological interest not only because of its status as a member of the Bullom sub-group of South Atlantic, but also because of its dislocation as a result of the Mande Expansion(Childs 2002) and the subsequent intense interaction with European traders in slaves and other commodities. Undoubtedly this contact affected the language (Childs 2002).
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Childs, Tucker and Schrock, Jedd, 2016. Documenting the Sherbro language and culture of Sierra Leone. London, SOAS, Endangered Languages Archive. URL: https://elar.soas.ac.uk/Collection/MPI1027275. Accessed on [insert date here].
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