Mahendra K. Mishra (MKM) talks to professor Debi Prasanna Pattanayak (DPP)

Mishra, Mahendra Kumar (2016) Mahendra K. Mishra (MKM) talks to professor Debi Prasanna Pattanayak (DPP). Language and Language Teaching, 5 (1). pp. 46-51. ISSN 2277-307X

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Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, Founder Director (retired) of the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore, helped to place India on the international map of language studies. He is a highly respected sociolinguist and social scientist and has consistently fought for the cause of mother- tongue education. In his 1985 article he said Like air and water, language is indispensable for human society. When natural water is so parcelled out that a section of the people is deprived of even drinking water, or natural air is so polluted..., then this is the sign of an unequal society. Similarly when a society is denied full expression through the language which is used naturally and its needs are instead sought to be met through a regulated or imposed language, then inequality sets in.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Mishra, Mahendra Kumar
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Mahendra K. Mishra (MKM), Professor Debi Prasanna Pattanayak (DPP), Central Institute of Indian Languages,human society (CIIL), Mysore
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
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