ERIC Number: ED227691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Lorma: A Reference Handbook of Phonetics, Grammar, Lexicon and Learning Procedures.
Dwyer, David James
The grammar, phonetics, and lexicon of Lorma, one of the Mande languages of Liberia, are described for the use of Peace Corps volunteers learning the language without teacher assistance. This handbook includes an introduction to the languages of Liberia, procedures for learning a language without assistance, guidelines for tutors, a reference grammar, a Lorma-English dictionary, and a discussion of the sound system of Mande languages. The reference grammar covers phonology, parts of speech, phrase structures, verb tenses and auxiliaries, sentence types, questions, and complex sentences. Vowels, consonants, and suprasegmentals are addressed, and listening and transcription exercises are provided. (RW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. African Studies Center.
Identifiers: Liberia; Lorma