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dc.contributor.authorGood, Jeff
dc.contributor.authorDobrin, Lise
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-06T00:46:38Z
dc.date.available2015-11-06T00:46:38Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationDobrin, Lise M. and Jeff Good. (2009) Practical language development: Whose mission? Language 85:619–629en_US
dc.identifier.issn0097-8507
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10477/38660
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to acknowledge and explore the relationship between academic and mission linguistics, focusing on their main areas of overlap, language documentation and fieldwork. Our orientation is forward-looking: to consider the implications of this relationship for the future of basic linguistic research. The simple proposition we take as our starting point is one that some linguists are unaware of, while still others take it for granted: that there are institutionalized dependencies between academic linguistics on the one hand, and Christian missionary organizations and their products on the other. Linguistics is unique among academic disciplines in this being so. The topic is a sensitive one that some might rather avoid in the interest of maintaining a mutually comfortable status quo. But for a number of reasons that we will try to make clear, the time is ripe for the community of academic linguists to reconsider its own role in sustaining this status quo.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherLinguistic Society of Americaen_US
dc.subjectendangered languagesen_US
dc.subjectlanguage documentationen_US
dc.titlePractical language development: Whose mission?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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