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ERIC Number: ED239484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 449
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87022-546-4
Hiligaynon Lessons. PALI Language Texts: Philippines.
Motus, Cecile L.
A collection of 54 lessons in Hiligaynon, one of the major languages of the Philippines, is divided into 12 units, each lesson intended for about 4 to 5 hours of classroom instruction. A brief grammar summary introduces each unit. A structural content note begins each lesson within the units, followed by microdialogues (two to four lines) illustrating the grammatical points, complete dialogues building on the model sentences learned in the microdialogues, and drills. The lessons cover: greetings and leavetaking, equational sentences, source pronouns and pre-verbs, goal-focus structures, actor-focus structures, source pronouns, basic interrogatives, modifiers, the aptative, imperatives and causatives, referent focus structures, and noun formatives. Topics of dialogues include greetings, leavetaking, introductions, identity, staff and government officials, nationalities and occupations, plurals, tags and choices, the family, courtship, food, activities, clothing, cooking, questions, travel, possessions and ownership, location, buying and selling, pets, the calendar, numbers, colors, descriptions, talents and abilities, do's and dont's, getting things done, "for whom" and "where," and places. Supplementary materials include a glossary of general terms (Hiligaynon to English), lists of useful expressions and vocabulary, notes on phonology, reading and writing exercises, and Hiligaynon songs, poems, anecdotes, and riddles. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Pacific and Asian Linguistics Inst.