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ERIC Number: ED024926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 13
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What is Linguistic Information?
Garvin, Paul L.
The author considers it essential that linguists develop the means to communicate their findings to those who may need them. The applications of linguistics have spread far beyond the traditional field of foreign language study to native language acquisition, social functions of speech differences, literacy, language standardization, interpretation of the learning process, cross cultural and cross national understanding, manipulation of natural language data for mass communications media, communication between man and machine, machine translation, and information storage and retrieval. Although the subject matter may be technical, linguistic information should be made available in comprehensible form to prospective users. Establishment of a clearer structuring of the field of linguistics would also make it easier for non-linguists to find materials on topics of concern to them. The author asks, "What are the limits of linguistics? What does linguistics include? How should the internal hierarchies be classified to provide for most effective transmission of linguistic knowledge for meaningful use by specialists in other disciplines?" (MK)
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