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ERIC Number: ED012398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Nov
Pages: 1
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INTRODUCTION TO SPOKEN VIETNAMESE.
JONES, ROBERT B.; THONG, HUYNH S.
THIS TEXT WAS BASED ON THE VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE AS SPOKEN BY EDUCATED PEOPLE OF SAIGON. FOR RESIDENTS OF SAIGON IT MAY BE CONSIDERED AS CORRECT. FOR THE USE OF OTHER THAN SAIGON RESIDENTS, SOME CHANGES WILL BE REQUIRED, PARTICULARLY IN PART I (PRONUNCIATION) AND PART II (LESSONS 1-6) WHICH HAVE BEEN PRESENTED IN A PHONEMIC TRANSCRIPTION TAILORED SPECIALLY TO TEACH THE SAIGONESE PRONUNCIATION. AS PRESENTED, THIS TRANSCRIPTION WILL BE OF LIMITED VALUE IN LEARNING THE SPEECH OF SOME OTHER REGION. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE SPEECH OF HANOI (NORTHERN DIALECT) AND THAT OF SAIGON (SOUTHERN DIALECT) HAVE BEEN EXPLAINED IN APPENDIX III. THE LESSONS ARE STRUCTURED AROUND A SOCIAL SITUATION AND DO NOT REPRESENT ANY SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF MATERIAL TO BE COVERED IN A GIVEN NUMBER OF CLASS HOURS. MOST LESSONS CONSIST OF SIX PARTS--(1) PRONUNCIATION DRILLS, (2) DIALOG, (3) PATTERN DRILLS AND WORD STUDY, (4) EXERCISES, (5) CONVERSATION, AND (6) NARRATIVES. IN LATER LESSONS, THE VIETNAMESE SYSTEM OF ORTHOGRAPHY IS USED, AND PRONUNCIATION GUIDES ARE INCLUDED. PART V PRESENTS DIALOG TO BE MEMORIZED. PART VI GIVES AN INTRODUCTION TO NEWSPAPER STYLE AND INTRODUCES VOCABULARY ITEMS RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. A SUPPLEMENTARY VOCABULARY, AN EXPOSITION OF THE VIETNAMESE KINSHIP SYSTEM, AND A VIETNAMESE-ENGLISH GLOSSARY ARE INCLUDED AS APPENDIXES. THIS BOOK WAS PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES, 1960, 295 PAGES, AND IS AVAILABLE FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2960 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10027. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; South Vietnam (Saigon)