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ERIC Number: ED012926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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HOW TO LEARN AN UNWRITTEN LANGUAGE.
GUDSCHINSKY, SARAH C.
A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENT CONFRONTED WITH LEARNING A LANGUAGE IN THE FIELD, THIS BOOK FOCUSES ON ACQUIRING EVERYDAY CONVERSATION RATHER THAN DIFFICULT LINGUISTIC PROBLEMS. THE FORM AND CONTENT ARE BASED ON THE FOLLOWING BASIC PREMISES--(1) LEARNING A LANGUAGE CONSISTS OF DISCOVERING AND CONTROLLING AS AUTOMATIC HABITS THE PHONOLOGICAL, GRAMMATICAL, AND LEXICAL PATTERNS USED BY ITS NATIVE SPEAKERS, (2) A NON-LINGUIST CAN DISCOVER IN DATA PRODUCED BY OR ELICITED FROM A NATIVE SPEAKER, AT LEAST THE MOST COMMON AND MOST USEFUL OF THOSE PATTERNS, AND (3) USING A MINIMUM OF VOCABULARY, AUTOMATIC CONTROL CAN BE ACHIEVED BY INTENSIVE PRACTICE OF THE PATTERNS IN STIMULUS AND RESPONSE SEQUENCES. THE AUTHOR INTRODUCES THE FIELDWORKER WITH LITTLE OR NO LINGUISTIC BACKGROUND TO THE ANALYTIC TECHNIQUES HE MUST MASTER, INCLUDING THE ESSENTIAL POINTS OF GRAMMAR TO BE LEARNED, VOCABULARY ACQUISITION, PHONOLOGICAL THEORY, AND THE PRODUCTION OF SOUNDS. ALL AREAS HAVE ACCOMPANYING EXERCISES. THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE FOR $1.95 FROM HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON, 383 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, 10017. (FB)
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