More Information on Foreign Service Institute Yoruba Courses
Yoruba, unlike most African languages, has been made the subject of careful study by a number of competent scholars, who have produced for it highly useful dictionaries and grammatical studies. The primary goal of this book is therefore not so much to describe as to inculcate speech habits; matters of pronunciation and grammar which have, for the most part, been described thoroughly by previous writers are made the subject of an extensive set of drill materials, both printed and recorded.
The organization of this course is based on three assumptions.
(1) Yoruba is a moderately difficult language... Read Full Description
This course is based on a series of brief monologues, recorded impromptu by John O. Oyewale, a western-educated native speaker of Yoruba. It is intended for students who have already had an introduction to the language. The central part of the course is the recordings; these printed materials are meant to be used in supplementary and auxiliary function.
The distinctive characteristic of this series of monologues is the degree to which they overlap one another. Overlapping is of two kinds. First, there are several monologues on each general topic. Second, each monologue (with one exception) is presented two or... Read Full Description