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ERIC Number: ED015467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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TWENTY LECTURES ON CHINESE CULTURE, AN INTERMEDIARY CHINESE TEXTBOOK. YALE LINGUISTIC SERIES.
HUANG, PARKER P.; AND OTHERS
THIS CHINESE LANGUAGE TEXT WAS WRITTEN FOR THE STUDENT WHO HAS COMPLETED TEWKSBURY'S "SPEAK CHINESE" (1948) AND F. WANG'S "CHINESE DIALOGUES" (1953) OR HAS AN EQUIVALENT GRASP OF CHINESE VOCABULARY AND SENTENCE STRUCTURE. THERE ARE TWENTY UNITS IN THIS TEXT, EACH ORGANIZED AROUND A SHORT LECTURE ON CHINA AND THE CULTURE OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE. THE NEW VOCABULARY FOR THE LECTURE IS INTRODUCED IN YALE ROMANIZATION AND PRINTED CHARACTER SCRIPT, WITH AN INDICATION OF WORD CLASSES AND AN ENGLISH GLOSS. THE ACTUAL TEXTS APPEAR FIRST IN ROMANIZATION AND THEN IN PRINTED CHARACTERS. OF THE 1,070 VOCABULARY ITEMS INTRODUCED, 85 PERCENT ARE WORDS OF HIGH FREQUENCY, TEN PERCENT ARE COMMON TERMS PERTAINING TO THE SUBJECT OF THE LECTURE, AND FIVE PERCENT ARE PROPER NOUNS AND TECHNICAL TERMS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT EACH LECTURE OCCUPY FOUR CLASSROOM HOURS AND THAT THE TEACHER PREPARE TAPE RECORDINGS OF ALL MATERIALS. SUGGESTIONS FOR USE OF THESE MATERIALS ARE GIVEN IN THE TEXT, BUT THE MATERIALS WERE PLANNED TO AFFORD FLEXIBILITY IN ADAPTING THEM TO DIFFERENT STUDENT NEEDS AND INTERESTS. AN "EXERCISE BOOK" COMPRISES THE SECOND VOLUME OF THIS TEXT. THE PUBLISHER OF BOTH VOLUMES IS THE YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 149 YORK STREET, NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT 06511. THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR $2.75 EACH. (JD)
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Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT.
Identifiers: YALE ROMANIZATION