ERIC Number: ED188436
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May-25
Reference Count: N/A
Mandarin Chinese Function Catalog and Rolebook. Method for Determining Language Objectives and Criteria, Volume IX.
Setzler, Hubert H., Jr.; And Others
A Mandarin Chinese Function Catalog and Instructor Rolebook for Mandarin Chinese are presented. The catalog and rolebook are part of the communication/language objectives-based system (C/LOBS), which supports the front-end analysis efforts of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. The C/LOBS project, which is described in 13 volumes and an executive summary, functions as a subsystem of the instructional systems development approach currently in use in the TRADOC school system. Five job/duty positions and three languages were selected for field testing and system validation. The function catalog is a collection of common Chinese phrases, sentences, and structures used to express each language function within six function categories. The Mandarin elements listed in this catalog were collected using native informants. The function categories are as follows: managing communication; engaging in social rituals; seeking and imparting factual information; reporting, expressing, or inquiring about intellectual and emotional attitudes, and getting things done (suasion). (SW)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Instructional Systems, Language Usage, Languages for Special Purposes, Mandarin Chinese, Military Personnel, Notional Functional Syllabi, Occupational Information, Second Language Instruction, Skill Analysis, Systems Analysis, Systems Development, Training Objectives
Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, Nonresident Instruction Division, Presidio of Monterey, CA 93940
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.
Authoring Institution: Development and Evaluation Associates, Inc., Syracuse, NY.