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ERIC Number: ED003950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Nov
Pages: 20
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CONFERENCE ON NEGLECTED LANGUAGES.
FIFE, AUSTIN E.; NIELSEN, MARION L.
A CONFERENCE WAS HELD TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STUDY OF LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, RUSSIAN, AND SPANISH. DISCUSSIONS WERE CENTERED ON (1) DETERMINING CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF NEGLECTED LANGUAGES WORTHY OF INCREASED STUDY, (2) SELECTING A LIST OF LANGUAGES MEETING THE CRITERIA, (3) A STATEMENT FOR EACH LANGUAGE OF THE TOOLS AND BASIC RESEARCH NEEDED, AND (4) A STATEMENT OF THE MAGNITUDE OF PROGRAMS AND MANPOWER TO BE ALLOCATED TO THE LANGUAGES. TWENTY-EIGHT SPECIALISTS IN THE FIELD OF MODERN LANGUAGES DEVELOPED AND AGREED UPON 13 RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH DEALT WITH (1) THE MAJOR LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD, (2) PRIORITIES IN TEACHING MATERIALSS, (3) BILINGUAL DICTIONARIES, (4) DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSES OF PERTINENT LANGUAGES, (5) LINGUISTIC RESEARCH, (6) COORDINATING THE PREPARATION AND DISSEMINATION OF MATERIALS, (7) TEACHER EDUCATION, (8) GRADUATE SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITY, (9) ENTRANCE AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS, (10) ESTABLISHMENT OF ENDOWED CHAIRS FOR NEGLECTED LANGUAGES, (11) A STUDY OF AN INSTITUTE FOR FAR EASTERN LANGUAGES, (12) ESTABLISHMENT OF LANGUAGE CENTERS ABROAD, AND (13) RESOLUTIONS ON FURTHER ACTIVITY IN MEETING COMMUNICATIONS NEEDS. REPORTS IN THIS SERIES ARE ED 003 940 THROUGH ED 003 960. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)
Note: 20P. REPRINT FROM REPORTS OF SURVEYS AND STUDIES IN THE TEACHING OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE, NOV. 1961.