ERIC Number: ED035883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Teaching English to Speakers of Choctaw, Navajo and Papago; A Contrastive Approach. Indian Education Curriculum Bulletin No. 6 [Part III, English for Speakers of Papago].
Mathiot, Madeleine; Ohannessian, Sirarpi
The primary concern of this paper is to point out to the teacher differences between the sound features and the grammatical categories of English and Papago. In addition, some syntactic patterns are also compared, generally from the point of view of the meanings they convey; the lexical structures of the two languages have not been included. The purpose of providing the teacher with this information is to make him aware of differences between the two languages which may cause difficulty for Papagos learning English. "Suggestions for the Classroom," which follow most of the sections in the paper, contain samples of the type of materials that may be used in the class; other examples based on the same models, or similar material, may be found in the references listed in the appended bibliography. This paper is the third and final study in the Bureau of Indian Affairs'"Curriculum Bulletin Number 6," edited by Sirarpi Ohannessian and William W. Gage of the Center for Applied Linguistics. An introductory section by the editors is included. See related documents AL 002 289 and AL 002 290. (AMM)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.