Ethnolinguistic vitality of Punjabi in Pakistan

A GIDS approach

  • Dr Abbas Zaidi Department of Language and Communication- Sultan Saiful Rijal Technical College, Burnei
Keywords: Ethnolinguistic Vitality Model, Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale, language vitality, objective ethnolinguistic vitality, reversing language shift


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Health or vitality of a language depends upon a number of societal factors such as its status in a community, the number of its speakers, and the institutional support it has. The Objective Ethnolinguistic Vitality Model aims at diagnosing vitality of a language by determining what societal factors affect it and to what extent. However, it is far from all compassing. One way to expand the scope of this model is to draw upon Fishman‘s Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale (GIDS) to account for a language‘s objective vitality in broader terms. Combining the Ethnolinguistic Vitality Model with the Graded Intergenerational Disruption Scale, this paper looks at Punjabi‘s objective ethnolinguistic vitality in Pakistan.


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Dr Abbas Zaidi. (2016). Ethnolinguistic vitality of Punjabi in Pakistan. Linguistics and Literature Review, 2(1), 1-16.