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ERIC Number: EJ824680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0790-8318
The National Security Language Initiative and the Teaching of Hindi
Shinge, Manjula
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v21 n3 p269-279 Nov 2008
This article discusses the teaching of Hindi in the USA, with special reference to the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI). Asian Indian languages are briefly described, as are the growth and diversification of the Asian Indian population in the USA. The inclusion of Hindi in the NSLI, and the implications of this decision for the teaching of Hindi in the USA are discussed. While it is clear that the initiative is directed in the first instance at the development of a core group of language professionals, the paper argues that the teaching of Hindi as a heritage language for all Indians can contribute greatly to the goals of the initiative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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