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Language ecology, language policy and pedagogical practice in a Papua New Guinea Highland community

Merlan, Francesca; Rumsey, Alan


In this article we consider the relations among school language policy, pedagogical practice in a community school, and language ecology over the past 34 years in a community in the Nebilyer Valley in the Western Highlands Province of PNG. The local language Ku Waru is still being learned as a first language by all the children there and so is not immediately `endangered’. But one of our main observations over several decades has been the advance of Tok Pisin, as indicated by earlier competence...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Linguistics Society of Papua New Guinea


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