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Query:   Language Brokering as a Research Topic
Author:  Jack Hall
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Applied Linguistics

Summary:   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

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.

LL Issue: 16.882
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005
Original Query: Read original query


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