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ERIC Number: ED011118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 10
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ARTICULATION AND LEVELS OF CONTENT IN THE TEACHING OF MODERN SPOKEN CHINESE.
MAETH, RUSSELL
THE PROBLEM OF ARTICULATION OF A STUDENT TRANSFERRED FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION TO THE EXISTING SEQUENCE OF INSTRUCTION IN TERMS OF HIS PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE CONFRONTS ALL INSTITUTIONS ENGAGED IN THE TEACHING OF CHINESE. THIS IS THE RESULT OF THE DISINCLINATION OF THE PROFESSION TO AGREE ON WHAT CONSTITUTES THE ELEMENTS OF THE SUBJECT. THE PROBLEM IS EPITOMIZED IN THE PREVALENCE OF AT LEAST FOUR COMMONLY USED SYSTEMS OF PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION, AND THE LACK OF EXPLICIT AGREEMENT AS TO THE BASIC LINGUISTIC FEATURES OF THE LANGUAGE AND THE SEQUENCE IN WHICH THEY SHOULD BE LEARNED. TWO LEVELS, A AND B, OF LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION WITH CERTAIN REPERTORIES OF LEVEL-DEFINING FEATURES ARE PROPOSED AROUND WHICH SUCH AGREEMENT CAN BE ORGANIZED. A SURVEY IS MADE OF WHAT FEATURES OF PHONOLOGY, MORPHOLOGY, SYNTAX, LEXICON, WRITING SYSTEM, AND SYSTEMS OF TRANSCRIPTION ARE DESIRABLE TO BE LEARNED ON THE TWO LEVELS SUGGESTED, COMBINED WITH PUBLICATIONS WHICH SEEM TO DETAIL THESE FEATURES. A TABLE IS INCLUDED WHICH RECAPITULATES THE INFORMATION SKETCHED CONCERNING THE REPERTORIES OF FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH LEVEL A AND B. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION," VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1, FEBRUARY 1967. (IT)
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