ERIC Number: ED054667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Levantine Arabic: Introduction to Pronunciation.
Snow, James A.
This introduction to Levantine Arabic pronunciation is designed to teach the student to recognize the major points of phonological interference between Levantine Arabic and American English, as well as the significant phonological contrasts within the dialect of Arabic itself, and to provide the student with a model for mimicry. Tape recordings accompany the nineteen drill sections. The words chosen for the drills are mostly verbs with a heavy literary bias; meaning and normal colloquial usage (aside from pronunciation) are not important here. Within each section, a drill-sequence is followed so that the student first practices hearing the sound or contrast; then he is given a chance to mimic it. The seven types of drills used are familiarization, reading, dictation, discrimination, recognition, mimicry, and transformation. (Author/VM)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Arabic, Articulation (Speech), Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, Dialects, Imitation, Instructional Materials, Interference (Language), Pattern Drills (Language), Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Tape Recordings, Textbooks, Transformational Generative Grammar, Verbs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (GPO 4400-1364, $1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.