ERIC Number: ED061801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Una formalizacion tentativa del problema de la barrera linguistica (A Tentative Formalization of the Problem of Linguistic Barriers).
Lenguaje y Ciencias, v11 n3 p77-84 Sep 1971
The formulas presented in this paper provide the means for showing the ease with which scientific information can be passed from one language into another. The formulas are based on several factors. The linguistic barrier can be measured to illustrate the relative degree of difference between two languages based on a comparison of vocabulary, morphology, syntax, grammar, and writing systems. The influx of scientific information from the foreign language to the native language is directly proportional to the volume of relevant scientific publications in the foreign language and their availability, and is indirectly proportional to the linguistic barrier. Linguistic characteristics of the individual are also an important factor in this consideration. Some linguistic communities are at a disadvantage in receiving scientific information in comparison to others. It would be advisable for each linguistic community to devise a strategy for overcoming linguistic barriers by developing educational programs with all these considerations in mind. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (Peru). Departmento de Idiomas y Linguistica.