Beginning Tagalog: A Course for Speakers of English

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Jean Donald Bowen
University of California Press, 1965 - Foreign Language Study - 526 pages
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A comprehensive, one-year introductory textbook for Tagalog, the language spoken in the Philippines.

Beginning Tagalog has been designed to meet the specific needs of adult native speakers of English who wish to learn spoken Tagalog, though students with other language backgrounds may be able to follow the course with profit. With fairly intensive class scheduling, and assuming laboratory assignments and home study, the text can be covered in one academic year.

The text is designed to accomplish two aims. The first is to impart oral control of Tagalog and, by means of an acquaintance with the major patterns of the language, to provide the means for additional independent study that will lead to a full mastery of the structures and a vocabulary that is sufficiently broad to meet the needs of most students. The second aim is to provide accurate, up-to-date information about the patterns of Filipino culture that will enable a student to understand the social customs, standards, values, and aspirations of the Filipino people, in order to prepare him for sympathetic, enlightened, and useful participation in the context of Filipino society. . . .

The text consists of 25 units and appendices. In the first half of the text, the student plays the part of hearer and speaker, with only incidental reading of oral dialogs and drills. From Unit XIII on there is a reading section designated for each unit, correlated with the primarily spoken materials, but designed to promote facility in the orthography and distinctive patterns of the written language. . .

The basic format is as follows:

A. Basic Dialog

B. Cultural and Structural Notes

C. Pronunciation Exercises (to Unit XIII)

D. Drills and Grammar

E. Cumulative Drills

F. Visual-Cue Drills

G. Comprehension-Response Drills

H. Readings (from Unit XIII)"
  

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Contents

Mapa ng Pilipinas i
1
Bago Magklase
16
Kaisahan ng Pamilya
41
Araw ng Pista
59
Bayanihan
83
Ang Dobol Istandard
104
Ang Pamilya ni Fidel
130
Idealismo
147
Babasahing Pambayan
316
Sa Central Market
343
Ang Sabungero
356
Luksang Lamayan
370
Kaarawan ni Cely
382
Mahal na Araw 4i 1
417
Santa Krus de Mayo
425
Mga Kaugaliang Pilipino at Amerikano
444

Ang Pilipina
173
Ang Ninong i9
193
Ang Pulitika 2 08
208
Madaling Araw
228
Kagandahangloob
245
Si Tagpe
260
Uuwi sa Nanay
278
Balot
294
Sa Linggo ang Bola
465
Useful Expressions
485
Answer Keys
487
Verbal AffixFocus Charts
502
Cardinal Numerals
504
Vocabulary
506
Index
522
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