【PTE真题音频+文本】RL&SST 真题音频系列089:Linguistic authorities

【墨尔本PTE】【 PTE真题】PTE听力和口语一直是PTE口语考试中最重要的部分,今天墨尔本文波PTE培训学校给大家总结下PTE中的RL真题:

Linguists and linguistic authorities

But when we move into working with communities, we have to recognize that the communities have to be the authority in their language. Actually, a woman in the class I’m teaching at Sydney at the moment, a career woman, expressed this very nicely, although she was talking about something else. She was distinguishing expertise from authority. And certainly linguists because of our training we do have expertise in certain very narrow areas of language, but we don’t have the authority over what to do with that knowledge or what to do with other knowledge that the community produces. I guess for me the bottom line is languages are lost because of the dominance of one people over another. That’s not rocket science. It’s not hard to work that out. But then what that means is if in working with language revival we continue to hold the authority, we actually haven’t done anything towards undoing how languages are lost in the first place, so in a sense, the languages are still lost if the authority is still lost.


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