ERIC Number: ED027541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1957
Reference Count: 0
El Tzeltal Hablado (Spoken Tzeltal).
Chicago Univ., IL. Dept. of Anthropology.
The 14 lessons (311 pages) in this text are designed to teach the basic elements of the Tzeltal language of Mexico to speakers of Spanish. The format follows an audio-lingual approach, including basic sentences and dialogs (with Spanish equivalents), pattern drills and exercises, extensive grammatical notes and examples, and related vocabulary lists. A section on phonology constitutes the first lesson; and Tzeltal-Spanish, Spanish-Tzeltal Lexicons are appended. Cultural notes explain Tzeltal kinship terms, forms of address, and other unusual usages. Several of the lessons are based on the situation of a doctor examining and treating a patient, while other lessons deal with the market, asking for directions, and the experiences of a small Tzeltal-speaking boy. (JD)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Dept. of Anthropology.
Note: Based on "Hablemos en Tzeltal!" by Carlo Antonio Castro G., Instituto Nacional Indigenista, San Cristobal Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, 1955.