ERIC Number: ED159935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Yoruba: Sound Drills and Greetings. Occasional Publication No. 18.
Armstrong, Robert G.; Awujoola, Robert L.
This introduction to elementary Yoruba is divided into two parts. The first section is on sound drills, and the second section concerns Yoruba greetings. The first part includes exercises to enable the student to master the Yoruba sound system. Emphasis is on pronunciation and recognition of the sounds and tones, but not memorization. A tape is intended to go with this material; the general pattern is that the instructor says the words and expressions, time is left for repetition, and then a second instructor says them again. The written lesson contains everything that is spoken on the tape. The lessons include greetings, conversation, comparison of vowel sounds, nasalized sounds, nasal syllabic consonants, vocabulary lists, and tone exercises. The second section includes greetings and responses in Yoruba and English for various occasions. (NCR)
Descriptors: African Languages, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Usage, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonology, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sentence Structure, Speech Communication, Syntax, Tone Languages, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary, Word Lists, Yoruba
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ibadan Univ. (Nigeria). Inst. of African Studies.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.