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ERIC Number: ED015449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 382
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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FOOCHOW DIALECT.
CHEN, LEO; NORMAN, JERRY
THE FOOCHOW DIALECT IS SPOKEN BY ABOUT SEVEN TO TEN MILLION CHINESE IN THE AREA IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF FOOCHOW, MAINLAND CHINA. THIS LANGUAGE MANUAL REPRESENTS THE SPEECH OF A LITERATE PERSON FROM THAT AREA. LESSONS 1-15 CONSIST OF--(1) SEVERAL SHORT FOOCHOW PASSAGES WRITTEN IN ROMANIZATION, (2) ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, (3) A FOOCHOW TO ENGLISH VOCABULARY LIST, (4) SHORT NOTES ON PHONOLOGY AND GRAMMAR, AND (5) EXERCISES IN TRANSLATING ENGLISH SENTENCES INTO FOOCHOW AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS WRITTEN IN ROMANIZED FOOCHOW. LESSONS 16-20 ARE SLIGHTLY EDITED NARRATIVE TEXTS TAKEN DOWN VERBATIM FROM TAPE RECORDINGS BY NATIVE SPEAKERS. ALSO WRITTEN IN ROMANIZED FORM, THESE TEXTS CAN BE USED FOR THE STUDY OF CONTRASTIVE CHINESE DIALECTOLOGY AS WELL AS FOR LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION. THE TEXTS RANGE FROM TWO TO SEVEN PAGES IN LENGTH AND ARE ACCOMPANIED BY FOOCHOW-ENGLISH VOCABULARY LISTS. IT IS ASSUMED THROUGHOUT THIS MANUAL THAT THE READER IS WELL ACQUAINTED WITH LINGUISTIC TERMINOLOGY. A "FOOCHOW-ENGLISH GLOSSARY" WAS WRITTEN BY THE SAME AUTHORS TO ACCOMPANY THIS TEXT. (JD)
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Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Coll., CA.
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