ERIC Number: ED048591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Spoken Baoule. Preliminary Text.
Day, Richard R.; Saraka, Albert B.
The material in this text on spoken Baoule (an Akan language of the Niger-Congo group of African languages) is presented in "microwave" format, in a series of short, two-phase cycles. Suggestions to the teacher, a brief explanation of the transcription system used, and a note on tones preface the first section of 15 cycles, which deal with culturally important salutations. Following cycles, totaling 169, provide for practice in using basic patterns in contexts based on phases of life most likely to be encountered by Peace Corps volunteers, for whom this text was prepared. All Baoule material appears with both French and English glosses, as do all directions and notes to the student. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (AMM)
Descriptors: Akan, Audiolingual Methods, Conversational Language Courses, Cultural Context, French, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonology, Standard Spoken Usage, Tone Languages, Translation
Inspection copy available at Foreign Languages Program, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Microwave Approach