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ERIC Number: ED071509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-29
Pages: 54
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The International Program to Describe the Languages of the World.
Lotz, John
The materials included in this document concern the theory, objectives, and administrative issues behind the project to describe the languages of the world. The basic objective of the project is to collect a series of language descriptions which achieve an acceptable level of descriptive adequacy without interfering with the freedom of the linguist to use any theoretical approach he wishes. The operation of the central program office is described along with the mechanics and guidelines for international coordination. The final report describes pilot projects to be implemented in selected geographical areas and language families. Such limited projects will provide the opportunity to test methods and tactics for handling the various linguistic, administrative, political, and practical problems involved in such programs. (VM)
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Note: Materials presented at the International Congress of Linguists (11th, Bologna, Italy, August 29, 1972)