ERIC Number: ED023089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Language Problems of Developing Nations.
Fishman, Joshua A., Ed.; And Others
Most of the papers in this collection were presented at a conference on language problems of the developing nations at Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia in November 1966. This conference was one of the several organized and sponsored by the Committee on Sociolinguistics of the Social Science Research Council in its effort to promote interdisciplinary research and training. The phenomena of the birth and rebirth of nations, peoples, and languages are not only provocative but basic to an understanding of social change, national integration, and language development. The introductory section of this volume presents papers by J.A. Fishman, J. Das Gupta, and C.A. Ferguson. Part II (Language and National Development) contains papers by J.A. Fishman, H. Kloss, D. Rustow, A. Tabouret-Keller, P. Alexandre, C.F. Gallagher, J. Das Gupta, J.J. Gumperz, B. Jernudd, A.A. Mazrui, J.N. Paden, and P.L.van den Berghe. Selections in Part III (Language Planning, Standardization, and Policy) are by R.G. Armstrong, H. Blanc, C.A. Ferguson, E. Haugen, J.V. Neustupny, E. Polome, A. Valdman, W.H. Whiteley, S.A.Wurm, and P. Zima. Part IV (Literature and Education) papers are by J. Bowers, D.H. Burns, L. Harries, R. B. Le Page, H. Passin, C.H. Prator, and J. Rubin. Part V (Integrative Summary) is by J.A. Fishman. Author and subject indexes conclude the volume. (AMM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Bilingual Education, Developing Nations, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Acquisition, Language Role, Language Standardization, Language Typology, Languages, Nationalism, Official Languages, Sociolinguistics
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Authoring Institution: Social Science Research Council, New York, NY. Committee on Sociolinguistics.