ERIC Number: ED107099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Reader for Advanced Spoken Tamil, Parts 1 and 2.
Schiffman, Harold F.
Part 1 of this reader consists of transcriptions of five Tamil radio plays, with exercises, notes, and discussion. Part 2 is a synopsis grammar and a glossary. Both are intended for advanced students of Tamil who have had at least two years of instruction in the spoken language at the college level. The materials have been tested in classroom use and have been found to be suitable for use at the end of the second year of instruction for some advanced students, and later for less advanced students. Part 1 contains transcriptions and annotations of five radio plays originally broadcast over All-India Radio from the Trichy station in 1966. The plays deal with day-to-day problems of the middle-class Tamilian in modern urban society. The spoken dialect in which the plays were originally broadcast is the non-Brahmin dialect of educated speakers of mainland Tamil. The material has been edited only to make certain phonological sequences clearer, to correct slips of the tongue, or to regularize Brahminisms. Part 2 of the reader contains a symopsis of the phonology and grammar of spoken Tamil, focusing on transliteration, literary conversions, phonological and morphophonemic rules, optional rules, and hesitation forms. A Tamil-English and an English-Tamil glossary complete the volume. (AM)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Conversational Language Courses, Drama, Dravidian Languages, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Nouns, Phonology, Pronouns, Radio, Reading Materials, Regional Dialects, Scripts, Second Language Learning, Standard Spoken Usage, Syntax, Tamil, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs, Vocabulary
Dept. of Asian Languages and Literature, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 (free of charge). Accompanying tapes available from language laboratory at cost
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
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