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ERIC Number: ED021209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Basic Dyula, Grammatical Outline and Introductory Exercises. First Draft.
Long, Ronald W.; Diomande, Raoul S.
This is an intensive course in Dyula--a dialect of the Mande language family of West Africa. Its aim is to give students a strong foundation in understanding and speaking Dyula. Two parts comprise the course: a pre-speech phase and an active phase. It is suggested that the students cover the pre-speech phase in a relatively short time (50 hours). The emphasis in this phase is on passive recognition and an introduction to the grammar of Dyula. The active lessons consist of four basic parts: (1) a basic dialog, (2) grammatical and cultural notes, (3) dialog variation, and (4) a comprehension section. It is intended that they be covered in 250 hours with a native speaker as instructor. Workbooks are included in this document; 17 tapes accompanying this document may be ordered from the Librarian, Language Laboratory, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401. (Author/DO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Intensive Language Training Center.