ERIC Number: ED183032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Introduction to the Vietnamese Language.
Nguyen, Chinh Ba
Aspects of the Vietnamese language are introduced in this manual for inservice teacher training. The development of Vietnamese as it was influenced by other Austro-Asiatic languages is discussed. A brief modern history of the language emphasizes contact with Chinese, English, and French. The replacement of Chinese characters with the Roman alphabet is described. The sound system of Vietnamese (which is a tone language) is tabulated, as are the alphabet, vowel sounds, diphthongs, and consonants. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, New Holland, PA., Bilingual/ESL Information Library.