YEREVAN, July 3. /ARKA/. Vice President of Armenian State Pedagogical University Lavrenty Mirzoyan said Tuesday Armenia needs a state program to manage a language policy.
“Founded in 1956 Terminology committee, which is now a part of State Language Inspection at Ministry of Education and Science, is controlling the language to be pure. However today it is not operating fully what degrades its status,” he noted.
Mirzoyan highlighted that if years ago the staff of the committee was made up of 96 specialists, now the number dropped to 16. “Obviously, they can’t conduct linguistic policy on the whole territory of the republic,” he said.
Thereby, Mirzoyan proposes to develop a state program for language purity control thus raising the status of the Inspection as well as to increase the fine for placing ad posters containing linguistic mistakes from 50,000-200,000 drams to 500,000- 1,000,000 drams. ($1 – 418.34 drams). —0--