ERIC Number: ED318606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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The New Oxford Picture Dictionary, English/Navajo Edition.
Parnwell, E. C.
This picture dictionary illustrates over 2,400 words. The dictionary is organized thematically, beginning with topics most useful for the survival needs of students in an English speaking country. However, teachers may adapt the order to reflect the needs of their students. Verbs are included on separate pages, but within topic areas in which they are most likely to occur. The colored pictures place the words in such contexts as the supermarket, kitchen, library, armed forces, ballfields, and science lab. Pictures illustrate many diverse subjects such as common prepared foods, ailments and injuries, fish and reptiles, dance and theater, and jewelry and cosmetics. There are maps of the world, the United States, and the universe. Each illustration is identified with the appropriate English word and its Navajo translation. The appendix contains a pronunciation guide with alphabetic lists of English words and a separate index of the words in Navajo. Additional teaching materials are available to accompany the dictionary. (DHP)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Navajo, Second Language Instruction
Oxford University Press, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
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