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ERIC Number: ED011119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 62
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Reference Count: 0
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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STRUCTURE OF THE CHINESE WRITING SYSTEM.
MAETH, RUSSELL
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL OF THE CHINESE WRITING SYSTEM ARE PRESENTED TO TEACH THE STUDENTS (1) HOW CHARACTERS ARE PUT TOGETHER, (2) HOW TO TELL ONE CHARACTER FROM ANOTHER, AND (3) HOW TO ANALYZE NEW CHARACTERS INTO APPROPRIATE CONSTITUENTS FOR PURPOSES OF DICTIONARY SEARCH. THE MATERIALS ARE BASED ON AN IMMEDIATE CONSTITUENT ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERS INTO RECURRING PARTIALS AND ARE ORGANIZED INTO UNITS CONTAINING EXPLANATIONS AND DRILLS, BEGINNING WITH THE ULTIMATE CONSTITUENTS OF THE SYSTEM, STROKES, LEADING TO TWO-STROKE COMBINATIONS AND CONSTRUCTS OF HIGHER COMPLEXITY. THE WRITING SYSTEM IS PRESENTED AS A CLOSED SYSTEM, UNRELATED TO THE EXPRESSION SYSTEM OF THE LANGUAGE TO ALLOW EARLY INTRODUCTION OF THE FORMER WITH NO CONFLICT FROM THE LATTER. THE UNITS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AS OUTSIDE WORK, BUT CLASSROOM EXPLANATION MAY BE REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN DETAILS. (IT)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)