ERIC Number: ED043873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Language Materials Development for Seven Philippine Languages.
McKaughan, Howard; Mirikitani, Leatrice
This report, a follow up to H. McKaughan's article "Language Materials Development" (Philippine Journal for Language Teaching; v2 n1-2 1969), reports on a project at the Pacific and Asian Linguistic Institute (PALI) of the University of Hawaii to develop a set of materials for seven Philippine languages: Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, and Tagalog. The following materials were developed for each of the languages: (1) lessons for about 300 hours of intensive conversational classroom instruction; (2) a reference grammar suitable for the layman, presenting the structure in concise form; (3) a learner's dictionary. The materials are intended both for classroom use and for self help after the intensive course has been completed. Materials were developed under the general rationale provided by the project director, but individual authors were allowed to exercise independent judgment in the development of specific materials. This report indicates the authors and titles of the specific materials developed and then presents the introduction to the Kapampangan text with a sample lesson, in order to illustrate the pedagogical approach used for the teaching of one of the languages. These materials are not presently available to the public but the entire set is eventually to appear in the Pali Language Text Series (University of Hawaii Press). (FWB)
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Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu.