DOMAINS OF USE
- MORE ON VITALITY
"Beezen is reportedly the only language used at home and during conversations with friends. Residents use only Beezen when at work in their fields. [...] Beezen-speakers, young and old alike, seem to have a positive attitude toward their language. They believe that their language will be spoken indefinitely and that the young people speak no language more than they speak Beezen."
- SPEAKER ATTITUDE
- OTHER LANGUAGES USED BY THE COMMUNITY
- LANGUAGE CONTEXT COMMENTS
"Since Beezen cannot be used outside of the village, it is considered good to learn Jukun and Pidgin as this will 'favor the child' and enable the next generation to interact with outsiders. English is desired as this enables people to 'speak it anywhere in the world.'"
- Scripts (Writing system)
- More on Orthography
"Those interviewed are receptive to the idea of learning to read and write Beezen. The primary motivation for wanting to learn to read and write their mother tongue is the preservation of their language and culture."