Foreign Language Acquisition

Garland H. Shinn ghshinn at home.com
Mon Jan 24 14:24:12 EST 2000


"VICE" is an English preposition meaning "instead of." Ain't you guys
got no dictionaries?

G. Shinn

"Kevin W. Woodruff" wrote:
> 
> versus?
> 
> At 12:12 PM 1/24/2000 -0600, you wrote:
> >At 9:26 AM -0800 1/24/00, George Goolde wrote:
> >>Eugene A. Nida, Learning a Foreign Language, 1957 revised edition.  This is
> >>quite good, but is out of print.  Chapters one through five have been
> >>reprinted in book form by Rio Grande Bible Institute, 4300 South Business
> >>281, Edinburg, Texas 78539 and can be had for a few bucks from their
> >>bookstore.  Contact Bob Harriman at (956)380-8135 or bobshirlh at juno.com.
> >>
> >>I have personally read it and think it is quite good, but it is designed
> >>for living vice dead languages.  Nida's main point is that you learn first
> >>by listening, then by speaking, and last of all you learn grammar.
> >
> >George, I know this probably is not the most important part of your
> >message, and I do have some slight sense of what you might have meant, but
> >do you care to explain exactly what is meant by "living vice dead
> >language"? It sounds like something all of us might want to have a nodding
> >acquaintance with, even if we don't get close enough to contact the disease.
> >
> >
> >Carl W. Conrad
> >Department of Classics/Washington University
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> >Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649
> >cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
> >
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