ERIC Number: ED401761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
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)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grammar, Language Patterns, Language Usage, Negative Forms (Language), Pidgins, Pronouns, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Sentence Combining, Sentence Structure, Syntax, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs, Vocabulary Development, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Workbooks
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps (Papua New Guinea).
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A