ERIC Number: ED034992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Course in Baluchi. Volume One.
Barker, Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman; Mengal, Aqil Khan
This Baluchi text is intended for use in a one-year elementary course which meets (ideally) at least five classroom hours per week, with one or two more hours of practice in the language laboratory. It is designed to be used with a Baluchi native informant and a linguist, although the tapes prepared by the authors may, if necessary, replace the native speaker. Volume One contains 20 lesson units as well as an introductory unit presenting the phonology and the phonemic transcription used in the course. Thirteen units deal with grammar. They contain sets of basic sentences which serve both to introduce new vocabulary and also to present one or more grammatical formations. Each such set is followed by sub-sections explaining the new grammatical material, and then by further sub-sections which discuss usage and idiom, semantic limitations and differences between words, or relevant cultural information. Four units begin with a dialog in Baluchi together with a literal English translation. New vocabulary items are inserted just before the dialog sentence in which they first occur. The dialog is followed by grammatical, semantic, and cultural notes and comments as well as exercises, drills, and a final vocabulary. Three units are similar to the dialog units but contain short, connected texts rather than dialogs. See AL 002 246 for Volume Two. (Authors/DO)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Baluchi, Cultural Context, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonemic Alphabets, Phonology, Semantics, Tape Recordings, Vocabulary
McGill University Press, 3458 Redpath Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: McGill Univ., Montreal (Quebec). Inst. of Islamic Studies.