Langscape 2017

Langscape 2017 was conducted six years after the first edition. It was conducted not just to describe the multilingual situation in campus but also to study and compare the changes and differences  since then. JNU is known for its inclusive character, so it is essential for surveys like Langscape to be repeated in regular intervals to better understand the languages that play a role in the campus life.

 

As the 2017 edition was not funded,  students used digital technology to reach a wide population. Langscape 2017, created both google forms and hard copies of a Bilingual(Hindi-English) questionnaire (can be found here) to reach the various sections of the community -- students, faculty, and staff. Along with this, we interviewed a few people on 'language matters' we share some of those videos below.

 

Langscape 2017 returned in total 149 languages that were spoken by 1778 participants who participated in the survey. Among them, 58 are monolinguals. 281 were bilinguals, 600 were trilinguals and  835 spoke more than 3 languages. The 2017 edition is marked by the increase in the number of monolingual speakers from 6 to 58. The full list of languages spoken by the participants of the survey can be found here.

Tibetan-English-Hindi Speaker

Interviewed by Anjali Nair

Telugu-English Speaker

Interviewed by Anjali Nair

Moyon-Meiteilon-English speaker

Interviewed by Vysakh R

Mauritian Creole-French-English speaker

Interviewed by Vysakh R

Magahi-Hindi-English speaker

Interviewed by R Karthick Narayanan

Gujari-English-Hindi speaker
Interviewed by Anjali Nair

Dogri-Hindi-English Speaker
Interviewed by R Karthick Narayanan

Tinker-Junkulo-Nepali-Hindi-English speaker
Interviewed by Vysakh R

Maring-Meiteilon-English speaker
Interviewed by Vysakh R