Teaching linguistic diversity through linguistic landscape1

Ahmad, Rizwan (2016) Teaching linguistic diversity through linguistic landscape1. Language and Language Teaching, 5 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2277-307X

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While cultural, political, ethnic, and religious diversity of India is often highlighted in the school curricula, its linguistic diversity, as represented in the variety of languages, dialects, and scripts, and the presence of multilingualism—the ability to use more than one language—does not receive similar academic attention. India is home to thousands of languages and dialects belonging to the four major language families namely Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman, and Austro-Asiatic. Many of these languages are so different that they are mutually unintelligible. For example, speakers of Hindi, Tamil, and Manipuri cannot understand each other.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ahmad, Rizwan
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching, Linguistic Diversity, Linguistic Landscape, Diversity of India
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/857
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