Re: Foreign Language Acquisition

From: Kevin W. Woodruff (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 13:33:49 EST


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
>>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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