Multilingualism, language policy and the constituent assembly debates

Hasnain, S. Imtiaz (2012) Multilingualism, language policy and the constituent assembly debates. Language and Language Teaching, 1 (2). pp. 47-51. ISSN 2277-307X

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This short paper looks at the Constituent Assembly Debates about language issues in India as well as the language provisions in the Indian Constitution with focus on the language the policy of India and the implications on teaching. The Constituent Assembly Debates reveal the intention of various players. The debates spread over the entire period from 9 Dec 1946 to 1949 and ended with the proclamation of the Constitution of India that came in force on 26 January 1950.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Hasnain, S. Imtiaz
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Language, Multilingualism, Language Teaching, Assessment Literacy
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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Note: Published twice a year in January and July, Language and Language Teaching (LLT) reaches out to language teachers, researchers and teacher educators on issues and practices relevant to language teaching. The primary focus of the publication is language pedagogy in elementary schools. LLT proposes to establish a dialogue between theory and practice so that practice contributes to theory as much as theory informs practice. The purpose is to make new ideas and insights from research on language and its pedagogy accessible to practitioners while at the same time inform theorists about the constraints of implementation of new ideas.
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