Document (#31473)

Author
McConnell, F.
Title
Languages of Melanesia : problems and proposals for classification
Source
Cataloging and classification quarterly. 5(1985) no.3, S.57-66
Year
1985
Abstract
Over one thousand distinct languages are spoken in Melanesia, yet Table 6 of the Dewey Decimal Classification presently provides only two notations to collocate the immense amount of material that is now being published in and about these languages. If the DDC is to retain a reputation for internationalism, the Editorial Policy Committee must be given the opportunity to consider the problems this long Western-biased tool presents to application of materials from the Third World. Proposals outlined here aid in demonstrating some of these problems and it is hoped will provide a basis for a dialogue intended to strengthen the usefulness and applicability of the DDC.
Object
DDC

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