|Year: ||1934, October|
|Short description: ||Carnegie Conference held in New York|
|Medium description: ||New York conference called by West and funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to look at the issue of vocabulary selection in ELT. It was attended by American & British experts.|
The main outcome was the forming of a committee composed of West, Palmer, Faucett and Thorndike to produce guidelines for producing word-lists & an outline list.
Phillipson (2009) states that one of the concerns of this and 1935 conference was to "counteract the influence of Basic English, which was seen as both educationally ill-conceived and contaminaed by an imperialist agenda"
Howatt (2004) states that Plamer didn't participate until 1935.
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