TITLE

GENERAL SEMANTICS CLOSE AT HAND

AUTHOR(S)
Hornberger, Sara; Morain, Mary
PUB. DATE
March 1987
SOURCE
ETC: A Review of General Semantics;Spring1987, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recounts the experience of an author working in a geographical area where the primary languages for centuries were several dialects of one of the two major Eskimo languages. Ability of people to partially understand the Native languages but cannot speak them; Failure of the Native people to express lack of understanding as a cultural form of politeness; Role of general semantics in the problem of the author.
ACCESSION #
15900637

 

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