ERIC Number: ED402736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-2
Reference Count: N/A
Crioulo Grammar Made Simple.
Almeida, Sabou Espirito Santo Vaz de
This guide is designed for the language training of Peace Corps volunteers in Guinea Bissau and focuses on daily communication needs in that context. Guinea-Bissau Crioulo is a Portuguese pidgin without standardized written form that is used as the lingua franca within and among tribes. The guide consists of a brief introduction to the language, brief notes on the relationship of Guinea-Bissau Crioulo and Portuguese, pronunciation notes, a basic grammar (numerical markers, articles, personal pronouns, possessives, demonstrative pronouns, negative forms, verbs, comparative adjectives), a dictionary of grammar elements, and a series of 14 competency-based lessons on these topics: greetings; personal identification; introductions; meeting people; saying goodbye; family; human body; the home; food and restaurants; shopping in the market; tailors; laundry; giving and getting directions; and transportation. Each lesson consists of grammar notes, vocabulary and phrase lists, dialogue(s), and cultural notes. (MSE)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Creoles, Daily Living Skills, Dialogs (Language), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Interpersonal Communication, Negative Forms (Language), Pidgins, Portuguese, Pronunciation, Proverbs, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps (Guinea Bissau).
Identifiers - Location: Guinea-Bissau