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Dialectes et norme écrite en évenk contemporain

Abstract : The Evenk language counts around fifty dialects, every one being separated in many speeches and a written norm. The Evenk language received first a Latin alphabet, followed by a Cyrillic one. The conservation situation of the language varies according to the regions from 90% to 2% and seems directly linked with the percentage of the population that stayed nomad. Dialects and written norm seem to correspond with the two types of social organization. Dialects are used by the nomads and the villagers to distinguish themselves from the Evenk neighbouring groups, maybe to better unite, when the written norm is used by the intellectuals as a way to assert an idea of Evenk union. The Evenk language knows now examples of code-switching and linguistic innovations that could maybe, in the future, create a kind of pidgin.
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Alexandra Lavrillier. Dialectes et norme écrite en évenk contemporain. M.M.J. Fernandez-Vest (dir.). Les langues ouraliennes aujourd'hui. Approches linguistiques et cognitives, Honoré Champion (éd.), pp.433-446, 2005, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études. ⟨halshs-00362913⟩



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