LINGUIST List 16.882

Wed Mar 23 2005

Sum: Language Brokering as a Research Topic

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Message 1: Language Brokering as a Research Topic

Date: 22-Mar-2005
From: Jack Hall <jhalluh.edu>
Subject: Language Brokering as a Research Topic


Regarding query: http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/16/16-586.html#2

Thank you to the two LINGUIST subscribers who responded to my query of Feb.
27: Is ''Language brokering'' a sufficiently important research topic in
linguistics to request that the Library of Congress establish an official
subject heading for it? The two responders were:

Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Nancy Frishberg

One lister felt ''I haven't got much to say about the library heading ...
except that it does seem to fill a niche of its own'', while the other
felt, ''this is not a necessary term in cataloguing, yet. Perhaps it's
coming into greater attention, I consider this ... a special case of
interpreting.''

From these two replies, and the small number of them, I conclude for now
that LINGUIST subscribers do not recommend strongly that the Library of
Congress establish an official subject heading.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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