Linguistics academy sought

Kathmandu, September 15:

The Linguistic Society of Nepal has submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office demanding establishment of an autonomous academy for the development and promotion of linguistics. The Nepal Academy, Nepal Indigenous Nationalities Development Academy, Central Department of Linguistics at the Tribhuvan University and the Nepal Linguistic Society are at present working in the sector but are not enough to do the needful, the memorandum adds.

The society has also stressed the need to conduct a nationwide study to find out the exact number of languages spoken in the country. “A total of 92 languages have been found to be spoken in Nepal. But there are more,” a press release issued by the society today adds.