Language-student's manual - PDF by William Robert Patterson

Language-student's manual

Language-student's manual


This book is not intended for students of advanced education, nor for those who have already attained considerable proficiency in the study of modern languages. It has been written solely for men and women of fair education who, while feeling the need of a knowledge of one or more foreign tongues, are not quite sure what system to adopt, and who therefore require some advice upon the subject. 

The second part of the book is devoted to the science of phonetics^ introducing and explaining the values of certain sounds foreign to English pronunciation, which usually are none too clearly explained in popular grammar. I have endeavoured to give simple explanations of many terms which, I trust, will enable the beginner to understand any elementary grammar. 

The work may perhaps lend some assistance to the pupil-teacher and others who need an additional excuse for advocating the study of foreign idioms, though in the main I intend it to act as a guide to correct pronunciation and fluency, and as a key to certain matters intimately connected with the status of the Briton abroad. I want to see our countrymen, both at home and in foreign lands, living in a state of unrivalled prosperity. 

Every Briton who sets forth on a journey to some other country ought to be thoroughly equipped, and what part of his equipment is more important than a knowledge of the language? He will need it in his work, in the amusements he allows himself during his leisure hours, and in the expression of his personal wants; moreover, such a knowledge simplifies matters wonderfully and makes the stranger feel decidedly more at home than he would be without it. 

The present work is mainly a collection of useful points dealing with language study, as the result of many years experience in teaching to students of nearly every nationality, and if it meets with the approval of those people for whom it is intended I shall wish for no better reward. I wish to thank those friends who have lent me their welcome and valuable assistance, not only in reading over the manuscript but in giving me the benefit of their expert advice.

Some contents:

ON STUDYING LANGUAGES
ELEMENTARY ESSENTIALS
SYSTEM OF STUDY
FLUENCY - _ - .
ON FOREIGN MATTERS
GRAMMATICAL TERMS AND EXPRESSIONS
WORDS AND SENTENCES
A CASUAL SURVEY OF LANGUAGE
PART II
 SOME IMPORTANT POINTS
EACH SOUNDS
GERMAN SOUNDS
SPANISH SOUNDS
ITALIAN SOUNDS
DUTCH SOUNDS
 PORTUGUESE SOUNDS -
RUSSIAN SOUNDS
DANO-NORWEGIAN SOUNDS
SWEDISH SOUNDS
HUNGARIAN SOUNDS -
 MODERN GREEK SOUNDS
 HINDUSTANI SOUNDS -



the book details :
  • Author: William Robert Patterson
  • Publication date: 1917
  • Company: London, K. Paul, Trench, Trubner

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