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Language Attitude Of The Khamti’s Of Assam Regarding The Medium Of Education

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Dr. Bishwa Hazarika



Language attitude, Khamti language, Medium of education.



Language attitude is the outlook of the people for a particular language. Assam is a place where many ethnic and indigenous groups are living peacefully. The Khamti is an indigenous group and a branch of Tai tribe origin at Burma(today Myanmar) and have their cultural and linguistic identity. They have their own script. The Khamti is a small ethnic group of Assam and their population is very few. Although they have their own language maximum of them use Assamese language for communication. Due the domination of Assamese language Khamti’s are become bilingual. As a result a threatening arises for their language. In such a situation the Khamti’s language attitude to their language is becoming an important issue for preservation and development of Khamti language. Medium of instruction in a particular language is a technique for development and conservation of that language. This paper primarily tries to analyze the language attitude of Khamti people to their language. Secondly, it tries to discuss the significance of Khamti’s language attitude for preservation and development of their language and attitude for medium of instruction in Khamti language based on empirical study.



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