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Nida 1957


Nida, Eugene A. 1957. Learning a foreign language: A handbook prepared especially for missionaries. [Publisher location not given]: Friendship Press. 199pp.


This is one of the first books to address field language learning. It is written from a linguist's perspective. It includes principles of language learning and shows how these are implemented in a classroom setting, when learning from a private tutor or when learning from a native speaker "informant/guide". There is a section on phonetics and one on phonemics and syntax.


This book is now almost 40 years old, but contains some interesting insights.

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