ERIC Number: ED026644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Basic Structure of Swahili.
Brain, James L.
This text in basic Swahili structure was originally written in East Africa as a teacher's guide and student's reference and was used as a basis for a course taught largely orally (with the teacher using drills he had prepared himself). The author suggests that although it is not a "linguist's book," it should prove useful to those who are teaching Swahili in regular university courses, and who do not have the time available to conduct the type of course recommended by the Foreign Service Institute. Points of grammar are presented and explained in graded sequence with a minimum of technical terminology in the grammatical descriptions. English-to-Swahili translation exercises, based on most of the grammar points covered in the text, and an exercise key, appear at the back of the book. (AMM)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Guides, Language Instruction, Phonology, Reference Materials, Swahili, Teaching Guides, Translation, Vocabulary
Program of Eastern African Studies, 119 College Place, Syracuse, New York, N.Y. 13210 ($2.50).
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Program of Eastern African Studies.