the level of diversity was measured using the number of observed dialects. the data collection was done by following the research methodology suggested by seliger and shohamy (1989) which involves a literature review, structured and semi-structured interviews and fieldwork/observation. the interview questions were both open and closed. the open-ended questions were used to solicit the informants' opinion. closed questions were used to obtain further details. the analysis of the data involved frequency counts and frequency distributions.
interview questions are usually long and have many questions. it is important to remember the questions as you encounter them and do not lose the sense of direction of what you are looking for from one question to the next. that is, one question led to another question and from one question to the next. in the interview process, being respectful and creative is an important part of the interview process.
one of the first questions is to give a short background of the informant. this question is used to get the right account to the interview process. the informant must tell a specific account of the family, his or her background and his or her educational and professional background. this background should be considered because it will have an effect of the account the informant gives you.
the informant gave her account. she said she was born in a small fizi village in colombia. her mother and father were teachers. she went to the public school in the village, and she did not learn any spanish. in 1977, her family moved to fizi. 3d9ccd7d82