startling banals

25 June 2004

language education or idea for a film

language should be learnt by using it and the lesser the dependence on textbooks the better.i am not saying that great writings in a language should not be read.appreciating good works is one of the goals of learning language other than communicating.
learning a language say marathi can be freed from a monopolistic hegemony like that of people from Pune who claim whole and sole ownership and rights to define what is "correct" marathi.
this can be achieved by making children realise the diversity of the language by interaction with people speaking different dialects.
e.g. children may be asked to ask a particular set of questions to these different people


i totally agree, with you about some ppl claiming the correctness of their language...
that's one thing good with english language anyone can contribute to the language, as it continues to evolve...
Blogger kaa, at 12.1.06  

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