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ERIC Number: ED013453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 507
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Reference Count: 0
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FULA BASIC COURSE.
SWIFT, LLOYD B.; AND OTHERS
THIS BEGINNING COURSE IS AN INTRODUCTION TO FULA (KNOWN VARIOUSLY AS FULANI, FUL, PEUL, OR PHEUL), A NIGER-CONGO LANGUAGE SPOKEN THROUGHOUT THE GRASSLAND AREAS OF WEST AFRICA FROM THE ATLANTIC TO CAMEROUN. THE TEXT IS ONE OF A SERIES OF SHORT BASIC COURSES IN SELECTED AFRICAN LANGUAGES BEING PREPARED BY THE FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE. IT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE THE BASIC GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES LIKELY TO BE NEEDED EARLY IN THE STUDENT'S EXPERIENCE WITH FULA, PLUS A MORE GENERALIZED "FEEL" FOR THE STRUCTURE OF THE LANGUAGE, IN THE CONTEXT OF A LIMITED VOCABULARY LIKELY TO PROVE USEFUL IN EVERYDAY SITUATIONS. THE FORMAT CONSISTS OF 40 UNITS, THE FIRST 20 OF WHICH PRESENT MOST OF THE GRAMMATICAL EXPOSITION AND MANIPULATIVE DRILL MATERIAL, WITH REVIEW UNITS INCLUDED. THE REMAINING UNITS CONTAIN LESS GRAMMATICAL EXPLANATION AND DRILL, BEING DEVOTED TO DIALOGUE AND NARRATIVE TEXTS, WITH RELATED EXERCISES. THE INTRODUCTION PROVIDES A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE LANGUAGE AND ITS SPEAKERS AS WELL AS DIRECTIONS TO THE INSTRUCTOR FOR PRESENTING THE DIALOGUES, DRILLS, AND TAPE RECORDINGS. THE GLOSSARY SECTION PROVIDES AN EXPLANATION OF THE CONVENTIONS EMPLOYED IN THE GLOSSARY, WHICH LISTS WORDS USED IN THE TEXT ACCORDING TO ROOT AND DERIVED FORMS. THIS TEXT IS ALSO FOR SALE FOR $2.75 BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C., 20402. (AM)
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Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.
Identifiers: Africa (West); Fulani (Tribe); NIGER CONGO LANGUAGES