ERIC Number: ED042163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Uncommonly Taught Languages.
Bulletin of the ERIC Clearinghouse for Linguistics, n17 p1-7, September 1970
This paper provides an overview of recent development in the teaching and study of the uncommonly taught languages and attempts to provide a rationale for a continuing interest in the field. General trends are noted and important recent publications are mentioned. The types of pedagogical materials being developed and their relative value is also discussed. In general the author notes a general lessening of interest in the uncommonly taught languages; reasons for this decline in interest are discussed and arguments in favor of continued support of programs in the field are presented; the important role of uncommonly taught languages in area studies is especially stressed. In conclusion, the author discusses eight areas of concern to the study of uncommonly taught languages in which further work is needed. For commentary on the views expressed in this paper see related document AL 002 525, "Response to W. Gage's Article 'Uncommonly Taught Languages'" by Carleton T. Hodge. (FWB)
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Sponsor: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse for Languages and Linguistics.
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Note: Appeared as "Special Report Number 4" in the Bulletin of the ERIC Clearinghouse for Linguistics