ERIC Number: ED030120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
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Twi Basic Course.
Redden, J.E.; And Others
This course is designed to provide basic structures and vocabulary in Twi in the context of situations commonly encountered by foreigners in Ghana. The dialect presented is Ashanti Twi and the transcription system used is the standard orthography of the Bureau of Ghana Languages with discritic marks added to indicate tone levels. After an introduction to the language, the text begins with a unit consisting of 48 recorded drills on words that are distinguished by tone or consonant and vowel differences that often cause difficulty for speakers of English. The 19 units which follow are made up of dialogs, explanations of grammar and usage, cultural notes, and pattern drills (substitution, question/answer, lexical, etc.). A Twi-English glossary is appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Akan, Audiolingual Methods, Contrastive Linguistics, Cultural Context, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Pattern Drills (Language), Pronunciation Instruction, Standard Spoken Usage, Tape Recordings
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (S1.114/2:T92, $1.25).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.