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ERIC Number: ED401761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Pages: 123
Abstractor: N/A
Tokpisin Grammar Workbook for English Speakers. A Practical Approach to Learning the Sentence Structure of Melanesian Pidgin (or Tokpisin).
Bajao, Elpie; Thomas, Dicks
The workbook is designed for teaching Melanesian Pidgin English (Tokpisin) sentence structure to Peace Corps volunteers. It addresses sentence structures that are common to most languages, and uses listening, speaking, translation, and other grammar drills and exercises to reinforce learning. The approach used assumes that a native speaker is available to assist the learner. Each lesson includes a pre-test, a new text, notes on sentence patterns and grammatical features, reading comprehension exercises, vocabulary exercises using a variety of techniques (direct translation, synonyms and antonyms, pointing, gestures, pictures, dictionary), listening comprehension practice, questions-and-answer exercises, summary recall, and a post-test. Lesson topics include: descriptive sentences; information questions; pronouns; commands/requests; use of intransitive verbs; use of transitive verbs; reflexive sentence structures; equative or classification sentences; possessive; locatives; negation; linking simple sentences; forming more complex sentences; combining sentences by embedding; and including quotations. A vocabulary list and answer key are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps (Papua New Guinea).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A