More Information on Foreign Service Institute Cambodian Courses
This is extra material that compliments the addition material that compliments the Cambodian Courses. This material includes:
Contemporary Cambodian Glossary
The Contemporary Cambodian Glossary, contains approximately 8.000 Cambodian entries in the first section and approximately 7,500 English entries in the second. The Cambodian entries bring together in a single volume all of the entries in the glossaries appearing at the end of the preceding volumes. The English entries come exclusively from glasses in the Cambodian section. The disparity in numbers arises out of the fact that some of t... Read Full Description
This Basic Course volume 1 (of 2) attempts to provide samples of two different Cambodian dialects. Standard Cambodian, the approved speech style of public education and mass communications, occupies a central position among the dialects and corresponds more closely with the writing system than any other. The dialect of Phnom Penh, the capital, differs sharply from Standard in phonology but not appreciably in other respects. It is hoped that familiarizing students with both of these important styles of speech will improve their function as speakers and listeners in a country where the standard language happens not to be bas... Read Full Description
This FSI Cambodian course volume II (of 2) completes the 90-unit FSI Cambodian Basic Course, of which Volume I was written in 1966. The linguist in charge of this phase of the project has been George F. Beasley. The Cambodian language materials were writtenby Someth Suos, who was also the principal resource for information on usage. Dale I. Purtle, formerly a member of the FSI linguist staff, gave valuable assistance in bringing this text to a state of readiness for publication.
Kern Sos, a Cambodian instructor at FSI, rendered the substantial service of transcribing the text in Cambodian script. The glossary ... Read Full Description
The FSI Contemporary Cambodian course is the product of a collaboration by the Defense Language Institute, American University, and the Foreign Service Institute. It had its origin in 1969 in a proposal written by Mr. Dale I. Purtle of the American University faculty addressed to the Defense Language Institute which eventuated in a preliminary version of the present volume. A DLI issuance in August 1970 entitled "DLI Research and Development Plan" listed Cambodian as one of the languages in which DLI had a need for additional learning materials. Miss Madeline Ehrman of FSI envisaged an array of materials which would provid... Read Full Description