A Plea for Language Planning in Papua New Guinea

Lang, Ranier

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Place Published: Boroko, Papua New Guinea
Publisher: Institute for Applied Social and Economic Research
Date Published: 1976
Edition: IASER Discussion Paper Number 1
Binding: Paperback
Book Id: 26537


21pp. Thin quarto [30 cm] Stapled orange and black printed wraps. Very good. The covers are slightly faded and creased. There is a price sticker stain on the front wrap. There are several light stains on p. 3 and in the fore edge margin of p. 13.


From the first page- "While the Papua New Guinea government at present pays lip service to the importance of the national cultural heritage in the development of a modern nation, its practice leaves much to be desired, whether by design or from ignorance. This is especially true in the field of language about which the government utters pious sentiments, but takes little concrete action to make positive use of the nation's linguistic heritage."