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ERIC Number: ED018782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov-23
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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ENGLISH AND THE INTERPRETATION OF THE ASIAN WORLD.
ROMULO, CARLOS P.
THE AUTHOR POINTS OUT THE PROBLEMS INHERENT IN USING ENGLISH AS AN INTER-ETHNIC MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION AND INSTRUCTION IN THE PHILIPPINES AND THE VARIOUS COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT ASIA. UNESCO'S PROJECTION OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN ASIA ANTICIPATES A STEADY AND FIRM EMPHASIS ON NATIONAL LANGUAGES, WITH SECONDARY INTERESTS IN THE WORLD LANGUAGE (THIS BEING, GENERALLY SPEAKING, ENGLISH). UNESCO ANTICIPATES THAT THESE DEVELOPMENTS WILL EVENTUALLY EFFECT A TOTAL ACCEPTANCE OF NATIONAL LANGUAGES AS THE PRINCIPAL MEDIA OF INSTRUCTION IN EVERY COUNTRY, SUPPLEMENTED AT THE VARIOUS LEVELS BY VERNACULARS. IN HIGHER EDUCATION, IN MOST COUNTRIES, NATIONAL LANGUAGES WILL BE SUPPLEMENTED BY A WORLD LANGUAGE. THE AUTHOR FEELS THAT IT IS OBVIOUS ENGLISH WILL CONTINUE TO BE USED AS A TOOL OF RESEARCH AND FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION. THE ASIAN INTELLECTUAL, WHO WISHES FIRST OF ALL TO EXPRESS HIMSELF IN HIS NATIVE LANGUAGE, HAS AT THE SAME TIME FOUND IN ENGLISH TODAY WHAT THE MEDIEVAL STUDENTS FOUND IN LATIN--A SOURCE OF WORLD LITERATURE AND AN AUDIENCE FOR HIS CREATIVE EXPRESSION. THIS PAPER WAS DELIVERED AT THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH CONFERENCE, HONOLULU, HAWAII, ON NOVEMBER 23, 1967. (AMM)
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Identifiers: PHILIPPINES; UNESCO